Racism’s harmful impacts evident in graduation rates, homelessness and chronic absenteeism

I recently received an email from SchoolHouse Connect. While it does not speak to it directly, the impact of racism on chronic absenteeism is similar to graduation rates whether in the US or in Canada. “…overcoming homelessness through education requires us to speak out against systemic and structural racism, and to work for racial justice and equity across systems. This means listening and learning with humility. It means speaking out in solidarity, not only in this present moment, but each and every day. And it means taking specific, intentional, and thoughtful action to support equity and fight racism.” Read article