Schools Named for the Obamas Mirror Race, Class Divides

Mitchell, Corey; Harwin, Alex; Lewandowski, Teresa
January 2017
Education Week;1/18/2017, Vol. 36 Issue 18, p1
The article discusses the racial and economic segregation that persists in the U.S. educational system as seen in the schools named in honor of U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Topics covered include data which show that 90 percent of students who attend the namesake schools are black and Latino, that 60 percent of students qualify for free or low-cost meals, and a rural-urban divide that stratifies the schools.


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