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The Biden Administration Must Commit in the First 100 Days to Building Education Policies With Community, Not for It

Khalilah Harris, The 74 Million |

The Biden-Harris administration must take a step beyond campaign statements about advancing racial equity to articulate and incorporate policies that address gaps in educational opportunity. The $23 billion gap in annual investments between schools that are predominantly white and schools predominantly serving Black, Indigenous, Latino and other children of color must be an area for concerted action. Further, the lack of educators who reflect the backgrounds of the majority population in public schools and racial disparities in school discipline call for targeted policies to bridge those gaps.

Khalilah Harris

Khalilah Harris, Ed.D., J.D., is the managing director of K12 education policy at the Center for American Progress and a nonresident senior fellow with the Maryland Center on Economic Policy.

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