Minnesota’s education system shows persistent opportunity gaps by race

Disparities prior to kindergarten are followed by inequitable access to quality K-12 education. This matters for children’s life fortunes: high-quality education, including career and technical education, can lead to better jobs (U.S. Department of Education 2019), higher incomes (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, 2019), better housing options,4 and improved health outcomes (Hahn and Truman 2015).

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Article was originally published on January 11, 2021.

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