Our Children Deserve the Warmth of Other Schools
What if I told you that the fate of millions of children, often Black and brown, remains in the balance? Their predicament is not tied to being in the South, but it is largely dependent upon geography. They are no longer relegated to segregated institutions, but instead navigate a bifurcated system of “haves” and “have-nots.”
If there’s a new Jim Crow, it’s K-12 education. Black students are more subject to in-school discipline and are suspended three times as often as their white counterparts. With all that time away from school is it any wonder that only 6% of Black students met all four ACT college readiness benchmarks? That compares to 33% of white students.
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Reprinted courtesy of Project Forever Free.