Want to see how your kid’s school measures up in terms of racial equity? A few weeks ago ProPublica released some amazing interactive maps that they built with the data that was released by the U.S. Department of Education in 2016.
You can check out the composition of your school (or any school in the country) and take a look at how many teachers are chronically absent or inexperienced, how the disciple shakes out when looking through the lens of race, and what sort of resources are available at the school in question or the district at large.
This is a screen shot of some of the results for the school that our kids attend. You can see some of the demographic info for the school up at the top in the black header bar and some of the other details I mentioned below that.
Obviously, since the data is 2 years old, there have likely been some minor changes, but the graphics should give you a good overview of what’s what in your school district and help you advocate for better resources for the schools in your area that are underserved, under-resourced, or revealing inequity in disciplinary measures.
Click here, enter your school district, and have at it.