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Inequality Still an Issue in U.S. Education

 Inequality Still an Issue in U.S. Education

Although it has been 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education, low-income and minority students still have more limited educational opportunities. 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said 68 percent of African-American students attend high schools that offer calculus, compared to 81 percent of white high school students and 87 percent of Asian American students, according to Education Week. American Indian and Native American students are also less likely to go to high schools with AP classes such as calculus or physics. 

"This dummying down of expectations is devastating to families, communities, and ultimately to our nation," said Duncan. "We can't continue to relegate talent and potential to the sidelines."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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