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In Honor of Dr. King: Let's Solve the Worst Crisis Facing Black Children Since Slavery

Eighty-five percent of black fourth graders can't read at grade level. In honor of Dr. King, step up and be a part of the solution.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched on Washington, D.C., 48 years ago, in part to end racial segregation in schools. Sadly, despite today's holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader, a less overt but still pernicious form of school segregation—the achievement gap—continues unchecked.

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The Black Youth Project Adds a New Voice to the Education Reform Conversation

Want to close the achievement gap? Pay attention to what black youth think.

The political scientist Cathy Cohen leads the Black Youth Project. She tells GOOD about the project's new educational resources, and what black youth have to say about schools.

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