RACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY / Friday, Nov. 6, 3 p.m. / Topic: “Racism and the Education Gap”

Friday, Nov. 6, 3 p.m.

Topic: “Racism and the Education Gap”

Cultural Credit Eligible Event

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Please join us on Friday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. for the eleventh panel of the series: “Racism and the Education Gap.” This panel will feature Dr. Patrick Coggins, professor of Education; Dr. Vernita Glenn-White Campbell, assistant professor of Education and Leadership Consultant; and Dr. Raisa Ankeny, assistant professor of Education, as they talk about the gaps in delivering equal educational opportunities for Black and Brown students in Florida, and around the nation.

Over the past 20 years, we have seen an increase in educational reform that has led to greater inequality through standardized testing, tracking, school choice and disciplinary policies. The result of these “reforms” has been a widening of the gap in the educational opportunities between privileged students, who traditionally come from white, middle-class families, and Black and Brown students, who hail from poor or working-class backgrounds. Looking at issues ranging from teacher preparation, addressing the needs of non-native English speakers, and legislative mandates, our panelists address the various mechanisms by which the public education system reproduces racialized outcomes. Drawing from their experiences as practitioners and scholars, we engage the question, “How Can Educators Best Meet the Needs of Our Black and Brown Students?”

RACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, is a weekly, one-hour discussion hosted by Sociologist Dr. Sharmaine Jackson and sponsored by the Africana Studies Program. Delivering to viewers extraordinary perspectives on current events and accomplishments unfolding in, and around our community, this series takes a deep dive into race by delivering stories that engage us on issues related to Black lives and racial justice.