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.

November 25, 2006

Race Matters Collection

In This Race and Education Inequality Report, You'll Learn

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    How racial disparities create unequal access to education.

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    Why family economics plays such an important role for quality education.

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    What policy changes are needed to break down educational barriers.

Key Race and Education Inequality Takeaways

How Does Race Affect Education Opportunities?

The wealthiest 10% of U.S. school districts spend nearly 10 times more than the poorest 10%.

Findings & Stats

Race and Education Inequality Statements & Quotations