Education Dept. Report Shows Racial Disparities Often Begin in Preschool

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  • Eric Holder, Arne Duncan
  • Eric Holder, Arne Duncan
  • Education Dept. Civil Rights Report
  • Education Dept. Civil Rights Report
  • Education Dept. Civil Rights Report
  • Education Dept. Civil Rights Report
  • Education Dept. Civil Rights Report
  • Education Dept. Civil Rights Report
  • Education Dept. Civil Rights Report
  • Education Dept. Civil Rights Report

It's a Shame

Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on March 21 announced the findings of the Department of Education's first comprehensive civil rights report based on data from every public school in the nation for the 2011-12 academic period. The report covers 97,000 schools and 49 million students. It reveals many troubling racial disparities, from pre-school suspensions to lack of access to the quality teachers and courses needed to prepare students for college and the workforce. Read it and weep. — Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)


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