LDF Senior Education Policy Counsel Janel George, along with Joseph Bishop and Dwanna Nicole , writes in a Huffington Post blog why it is imperative for Congress to quickly improve and reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA):
A gulf remains today in our nation between the “haves” and “have-nots,” and there are few examples as glaring as the disparities that exist in our public schools. Decades ago, civil rights leaders fought to desegregate our nation’s schools. Today, 60 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision officially invalidated racial segregation in our nation’s public schools, students are facing a resurgence of de facto segregation by both race and socioeconomic status. And, we continue to witness pervasive educational inequalities, especially in the inequitable distribution of school funding to low-income communities of color.
Read the full post here.