Because of poverty, more children of color enter school without sufficient readiness for success. This 2006 fact sheet brings awareness to the racial inequity of school readiness, shows the consequences of unintended actions, and presents tools and strategies to mitigate the issues and allow equal opportunity to all. This brief is part of a comprehensive Race Matters toolkit. For more information, visit the Race Matters Institute

January 1, 2006

Race Matters Collection

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Why equal opportunity for young children is important.

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    What barriers prevent kids of color from being ready for school.

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    How racial inequity affects children’s ability to learn.

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    What tools are available to promote racial equity in schools.

Key Takeaway

Equal opportunity for young children is important

Black and Hispanic families have disproportionately lower incomes and lower quality schools than white families. 

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