The Black-White Wealth Gap Will Widen Educational Disparities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by Center for American Progress on August 18, 2020

As the debate over school reopening heats up, policymakers must consider how wealth disparities between Black and white families will affect educational outcomes. Parents, as well as teachers and staff, need to feel safe sending their children back to school. When in-person schooling is not possible, parents must have the resources to help their children learn remotely. Schools and local government can provide reliable internet service and electronic devices to children — but they need more financial support. State and local governments will also need to ensure that families have stable housing by extending moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures.

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