The absence of a consistent federal response to the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a severe setback to the education of Black and Brown students in school districts around the country.
The charge isn’t new, but the person making it brings a particularly informed perspective to the topic.
“There is no other way to say it – this has been devastating for children of color,” said John B. King, Jr. (Ed.D. ’08, M.A.’97,), who served as U.S. Secretary of Education during the final year of the Obama administration and is now President and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit that works to close opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income families.
The Study of Inequality: Dr. John B. King, Jr., with Provost and Dean Stephanie J. Rowley
King, who also served as New York State Education Commissioner from 2011-14, shared his thoughts in a