Education

Education is a basic building block of families, communities and societies. More than 25 years after Brown v. Board of Education integrated the public schools, schools remain segregated. Studies establish that segregation perpetuates racial inequality. Teachers assigned to minority schools are more likely to be inexperienced or teaching outside their fields of expertise. Schools serving minority communities receive less financing and fewer schools are constructed in minority communities. Black and brown children are disciplined more harshly and frequently for the same offenses as white children. In an example of a subset of structural racism, experts have identified the schoolyard to prisonyard pipeline, documenting how zero tolerance policies in schools are pushing minority students out of the classroom, the school house and into jails and prisons.

Education Resources

Monday, January 31, 2011

Education is a basic building block of families, communities and societies. More than 25 years after Brown v. Board of Education integrated the public schools, schools remain segregated. Studies establish that segregation perpetuates racial inequality. Teachers assigned to minority schools are more

Coverage of Affirmative Action: Too Simplistic, Lacking Context

Author: 
Nadra Kareem Nittle
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Illustration by Roberto Delgado

Experts to journalists: Go behind data to tell stories about black male achievement gap

Monday, November 22, 2010

Poverty, poorly funded schools and long-standing segregation and racial inequality are familiar themes for the dwindling number of education reporters covering the achievement gap between black and white male students.

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