Achieving Racial Justice in PreK-12 Education
The road to achieving racial justice in our nation is marked by times of unspeakable tragedy followed by resilience and recovery and unexpected setbacks overcome by reinvention. The road to racial justice in education is much the same. The pandemic illuminated a narrative that the advocates for racial justice in education have been working tirelessly to both highlight and change: Normal was not good enough, especially for students of color. And despite much progress in providing opportunities and access in service of educational equity, disturbing racial inequities remain.
Also In this Issue
Progress is possible. Back to normal is not good enough.
It takes a whole community to lift up policies and practices that support equity and end those that don't.
State policymakers should name diversity as a marker of teacher quality.
Decoupling where students receive education from where they live is key to undoing the system's racist roots.
For many, the pandemic has been just one of a host of barriers to a high-quality education.
California, Connecticut, and Texas broaden their elective offerings.
State board tees up a revision process and standards characterized by civic engagement and cultural responsiveness.