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How Our Schools Are Holding Black Girls Back

Lori Bezahler, Cassie Schwerner, and Kavitha Mediratta Monday,February 9,2015

This Time Ideas piece by Lori Bezahler, President of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, Cassie Schwerner, Senior Vice President of Programs at the Schott Foundation for Public Education, and Kavitha Mediratta, Head of Racial Equity Programs at The Atlantic Philanthropies, highlights a recent report that concludes that black girls are “pushed out, overpoliced, and under protected” and suggests the putting all children on the path to success requires understanding that they don’t all start in the same place.