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Alumnus David Johns: Why the Civil Rights movement still matters

 

In an opinion piece published on the NBC News website, TC alumnus David Johns (Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans) and co-author Andrene Jones-Castro argue that the Civil Rights movement neither is nor should be viewed as a thing of the past. The reasons why: educational disparities still exist for African-American students; diversity matters, at all levels of education, because it helps strengthen communities; opportunity gaps cause achievement gaps; the Civil Rights of women, LGBTQ individuals, immigrants and those with disabilities are also on the line; and schools alone cannot ensure a level playing field for all Americans.

Click here to read the full piece.

Published Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

David Johns
David J. Johns (M.A. '06), Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

 

In an opinion piece published on the NBC News website, TC alumnus David Johns (Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans) and co-author Andrene Jones-Castro argue that the Civil Rights movement neither is nor should be viewed as a thing of the past. The reasons why: educational disparities still exist for African-American students; diversity matters, at all levels of education, because it helps strengthen communities; opportunity gaps cause achievement gaps; the Civil Rights of women, LGBTQ individuals, immigrants and those with disabilities are also on the line; and schools alone cannot ensure a level playing field for all Americans.

Click here to read the full piece.

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