We know what works to educate children — quality teachers, small classes, after-school programs. But, do we understand the educational inequality permeating our poorer school districts due to embedded racial inequity and unequal access to education?
Embedded racial inequities produce unequal opportunities for educational success. Systematic policies, practices and stereotypes work against children and youth of color to affect their opportunity for achieving educational success. We need to understand the consequences of these embedded racial inequities, how disparities are produced and how they can be eliminated to ensure that all children and youth have the same opportunity for educational success.
This is part of a comprehensive Race Matters toolkit.