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Going back to ‘normal’ won’t work

The Daily Record, Nov. 15, 2022

November 15, 2022

Going back to ‘normal’ won’t work

Adriana Villavicencio, UCI assistant professor of education, writes, “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools were failing to adequately serve children of color. As a scholar of racial equity in K-12 education, I see an opportunity to go beyond getting students caught up. Rather than focus only on trying to close pandemic-related gaps, schools could seek to more substantially improve the quality of education they offer, particularly for students of color, if they want to achieve equitable and sustainable results.