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The findings come nearly 60 years after Brown vs. the Board of Education, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case aimed at promoting educational equality by declaring unconstitutional state laws that established separate public schools for Black and White students. But the findings show that inequality persists when it comes to education reform. “Instead of promoting equality of opportunity, America’s system of K-12 education – which relies heavily on state and local control – may worsen political inequalities,” the researchers wrote.

The findings come nearly 60 years after Brown vs. the Board of Education, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case aimed at promoting educational equality by declaring unconstitutional state laws that established separate public schools for Black and White students. But the findings show that inequality persists when it comes to education reform. “Instead of promoting equality of opportunity, America’s system of K-12 education – which relies heavily on state and local control – may worsen political inequalities,” the researchers wrote.

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The findings come nearly 60 years after Brown vs. the Board of Education, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case aimed at promoting educational equality by declaring unconstitutional state laws that established separate public schools for Black and White students. But the findings show that inequality persists when it comes to education reform. “Instead of promoting equality of opportunity, America’s system of K-12 education – which relies heavily on state and local control – may worsen political inequalities,” the researchers wrote.