Q & A on Educational Equity

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Pop Quiz: How do schools funnel students into prisons? Read on to find out.

All students have the right to access high-quality education in a diverse and safe classroom environment, but that’s not a reality for many of the young people heading back to school this month.

Long-standing problems like the school-to-prison pipeline continue to marginalize and criminalize Black and brown students, as well as those with disabilities. And now, new issues – like the end of affirmative action – will worsen inequities in school.

This back-to-school season, our team created a Q&A to answer common questions about this issue and explain how we’re working toward educational equity. Read our blog to learn more.

The ACLU played a critical role in the Brown v. Board of Education case that first established our modern understanding of educational equity, and we’re continuing that fight today.

We’re fighting for a future where all students can learn about Black history in class without censorship from politicians, where kids are free to read books about LGBTQ identities, and where young people can access college and other educational opportunities despite systemic inequities that have shut out their families for generations.

As we continue to fight for educational equity, we wanted to shed some light on the issue and provide you with an update on the most recent challenges we’re facing.

Read our Q&A blog to learn more about the ACLU’s work around education and why this is such an important systemic equality issue.

– The ACLU Team