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Parents Still Await a ‘Rallying Cry’ to Change How Race and History Are Taught in Schools

The 74 Million |

Experts have pointed out that the national dearth of culturally responsive education is one of the reasons this country still hasn’t confronted its history of race-based oppression. 

And while the U.S. has seen a recent reckoning prompted by protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police — in the form of the removal of cops from schools, declarations of Juneteenth as an official holiday, and the like — implementing the instruction needed to contextualize those events for students has proven a more difficult task. 

Scholars say that, barring a surge in public will, the path forward is a long, uphill battle.