METROFOCUS: September 15, 2022

MetroFocus | September 15, 2022

ERASE Racism recently released a research report titled “Unequal Resources for Students in New York State Based on Race,” which examines the extent to which school districts in New York State have different levels of educational resources and funding based on their district’s racial composition.  The report states predominately white districts are getting more funding, offering more Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and having more guidance counselors for their students.  Elaine Gross, President of ERASE Racism, joins us to discuss the report and what we can do to finally make some progress in desegregating our schools and fostering a more equitable learning environment for all New Yorkers.

FRONTLINE’s first-ever book titled, “Miseducation: How Climate Change is Taught in America”  by Emmy-award winning investigative journalist Katie Worth reveals that in much of the country, children learn that climate change may or may not actually be happening — even when alarming evidence that it is can be found in their own backyards.