Congress told pandemic will worsen racial disparities in public schools

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated racial inequities in education, a disparity that Congress needs to help rectify, President Barack Obama’s former education chief told lawmakers this week. “Our education system is fraught with inequities that existed before COVID-19,” John King Jr., who served as secretary of education in 2016 to 2017, told lawmakers … Continue reading Congress told pandemic will worsen racial disparities in public schools