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  • Education: The Great Equalizer

    Nearly three years ago, I sat in my office as the new superintendent of Richmond Public Schools with members of the Office of Communications & Media Relations for my first interview. As I discussed my personal and professional journey, I recall being asked to elaborate on why I believe education is the civil rights issue of our time. Reflecting on a recent article by the Washington Post on the racial and economic segregation of Virginia’s public schools, I think back to my response then and why my belief still holds true today.

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