Black and Latino students lack access to certified teachers and advanced classes, US data shows
America’s Black and Latino students are at a disadvantage in nearly every measure of educational opportunity, with less access to advanced classes, counselors and even certified teachers, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Education Department.
The findings reflect inequities that have lasting implications for students’ ability to learn effectively, go on to college and earn degrees.
“We view education as the springboard that puts the American dream within reach. Yet access to educational opportunity in this country remains unequal,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said.