Amen of the day on this US Martin Luther King jr Day

Jonathan Becker boldly reflects on LeaderTalk:

However, what troubles me more is the mounting evidence that even where we have managed to create diverse/integrated schools, there is extensive  within-school segregation by race. For example, students of colour are disproportionately:

  • overrepresented in special education;
  • underrepresented in gifted and talented programs;
  • underrepresented in the highest level academic tracks (including AP courses);
  • overrepresented in the population of students subject to serious discipline (suspension, expulsion, etc.);
  • under-served by highly qualified and/or highly experienced teachers.

Collectively, at the very least, I believe that these empirical facts amount to a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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