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NC Policy Watch Policy Prescription #4: Promoting racial equity in education

During this week and next, as state lawmakers return to Raleigh for the 2018 legislative session, we hope you will continue reading our special series “Policy Prescriptions” researched and written by A. J. Fletcher Foundation Fellow Samone Oates-Bullock. Prescription #1 addressed food insecurity in North Carolina. Prescription #2 took on the issue of early childhood investments. Prescription #3 analyzed the challenge of funding school adequately and fairly.

This is from today’s installment, “Breaking down barriers: promoting racial equity in education”:

“Despite progress on some fronts, questions of race and racism remain front and center in the debate over education in North Carolina. Nearly two decades into the 21st Century, inequity and lack of access continue to serve as debilitating roadblocks to many students of color. Compared to white students, students of color are more likely to attend schools that are underfunded and overcrowded, that have fewer up-to-date materials, less technology and a lower percentage of highly qualified teachers. And while racial equity is often a topic that goes unaddressed due to fear of controversy, it must be at the forefront of the conversation if our state hopes to create meaningful progress in this vitally important arena….”

Read the full report here.

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