BOULDER, CO (March 21, 2016) – What will it take to ensure that all children have an opportunity to learn and to thrive, regardless of their background or which school they attend? The opportunity gaps faced by children arise in their schools and in larger structural inequalities like housing, poverty, parental unemployment, and disinvestment of public resources.
These structural problems weigh down students and their schools in ways that do not burden more affluent communities. So what should we as a society do about this added weight?
There are two possible solutions.