Why American Public Schools Are Failing Students

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Minority students have a difficult time getting a quality education in the U.S. A segregated public school system, a lack of teacher diversity and higher rates of suspension pose a high burden, especially on young black and Latino students.

Learn more here:
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. “Data Snapshot: School Discipline.” http://ocrdata.ed.gov/Downloads/CRDC-School-Discipline-Snapshot.pdf

Johns Hopkins University. “Race Biases Teachers' Expectations for Students.” http://releases.jhu.edu/2016/03/30/race-biases-teachers-expectations-for-students/

Mother Jones. “Black Teachers Matter.” http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/black-teachers-public-schools-education-system-philadelphia

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Presented by: Dena Takruri
Written by: Emily Gibson
Edited by: Brian Joseph
Animations by: Kai Tang
Produced by: Emily Gibson

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