The education gap

8th grade science teacher instructing students. (Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
8th grade science teacher instructing students. (Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Posted July 15, 2021 at 8:00am

Slavery, Jim Crow laws and COVID-19 all have contributed to a yawning gap between white public school students and students of color. While the 1950s Supreme Court decision known as Brown v. Board of Education was supposed to correct "separate but equal," there is still a long way to go before public schools can talk about equity. Mary C. Curtis talks with Terra Wallin of the Education Trust to understand how we arrived at this moment and how the nation's public schools can do better.

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