What do minority families think about their kids’ opportunities? Read more in More Parents Of Color Think Racism Is Holding Back Their Children In School at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/parents-of-color-schools_us_5908c0e0e4b02655f8414db6. Excerpt:
However, many families also report viewing racism as a culprit for racial inequities in education. It’s a sentiment that appears to be on the rise ― 10 percent more black parents and 8 percent more Latino parents reported feeling this way compared to last year.
What’s more, many black and Latino families report feeling like schools aren’t even trying to educate their children. This feeling was particularly acute among black parents, whose kids attend schools with mostly white teachers, with 50 percent reporting feeling this way. At the same time, parents are more likely to positively rate their child’s school if it has mostly white children.