Education is the "single most important" civil-rights issue facing this country.
Minority students are still taught & treated much differently in America's public school system. From the data available, we know that African-American and Hispanic students are disproportionately suspended, expelled, labeled with disabilities & referred to the criminal justice system. In addition to being under taught culturally significant material, students of color continue to be at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to receiving quality public education on equal terms.
Disproportionate school discipline, low teacher diversity, increasing high school dropout rates, overrepresentation of minority students in special education & Eurocentric focused curriculum that distorts and under represents other cultures contributions to society has been shown to have profoundly negative effects that can last a lifetime.