About this episode:
Even in 2019, we deal with issues that should no longer occur. Studies show New Jersey is the 6th most segregated state in the country for black students, 7th for Latinos. These inequities are brought to light last year by a coalition of civil rights groups filing a lawsuit against the state to challenge the state’s school system as unconstitutional and request sweeping action to end segregation. Is this intentional? Or a byproduct of some other inequality between races?
In Part 1 of our segregation series, PEP brings Shavar Jeffries and Kyle Rosenkrans together to talk about this controversial topic and what it means to NJ public schools. Being attorneys themselves, they shed light on the lawsuit while maintaining years of experience working in the same education field currently under scrutiny. Shavar with DFER, an education reform group, and Kyle with NJ Children’s Foundation and previously KIPP Charter Schools. How can we solve this pressing issue? Let’s see what they have to say.
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