Race Matters: Unequal Opportunities for School Readiness

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 1, 2006


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

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

Equal opportunity for young children is important

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

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations