Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has proposed delaying regulation designed to address racial and ethnic inequalities in education and discipline outcomes. The proposed delay is thought by advocates of equity in education as rolling back protections for students of color in special education. In her confirmation hearing Ms. Devos was criticized foe her lack of understanding of special education and equity issues in education.
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Data continues to show unequal application of discipline based on race in Minnesota schools.
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A concern has been reported about the number of charter schools that lead to racial segregation, raising new concerns about separate and unequal education.
A report from the Anne E. Casey foundation indicates that racial barriers impedes chances of success for children of color and those from immigrant families. Barriers include poverty and involvement in the juvenile justice system. The report can be found at the link below.