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Unfortunately, our nation's schools have become so complacent with referring to black and brown youths as "at risk" that we forget this framing often perpetuates the deficit thinking that they are broken and need to be fixed.

The solutions must be inclusive, equitable, based on solid research, yet driven by the urgency of the problem.

Equity is still boldly proclaimed to be our nation's prime education policy in both federal and state laws and court decisions. What is required in the years ahead is serious enforcement of these legal and moral mandates.


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