How the Brown v. Board desegregation ruling is reflected in my teaching today | Opinion

“The Brown decision has left a major legacy in our country, yet its impact is not stuck in 1954,” writes Rachel Cornett, a K-5 academic interventionist at Brown’s Chapel Elementary in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. “Just as I push myself to think about how to support and include my students fully at school, we as educators and community members must think about ways to continue advancing equity across our education system.” What does this include? Ensuring every student has access to high-quality instruction, regardless of ZIP code or skin color. It also includes making sure they get an education that readies them for their future–whatever they choose to pursue. “This is the best way to honor the trailblazers who were involved in the Brown decision and worked to implement it afterward,” concludes Cornett.

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