RELEASE: New CAP Column Examines the Need To Combat Systemic Racism in K-12 Schools
Washington, D.C. — In the wake of recent killings of Black people at the hands of law enforcement, the United States has seen a sizable increase in public support for enhanced police accountability and combating systemic racism in the criminal justice system. Today, the Center for American Progress released a new column looking at another area ripe for addressing structural racism: America’s K-12 education systems.
The piece explores how students of color are constrained by racist policies in education and why new allies of the Black Lives Matter movement should advocate for equitable school funding, less policing and surveillance of students, and an end to de-facto segregation through school and district boundaries. The column also addresses the importance of centering the voices of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color in these efforts.
Read the full column here: “Fighting Systemic Racism in K-12 Education: Helping Allies Move From the Keyboard to the School Board” by Roby Chatterji
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