Kandice Sumner:
How America's public schools keep kids in poverty

TEDxBeaconStreet · 13:50 · Filmed Nov 2015
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Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack resources that are standard at wealthier schools — things like musical instruments, new books, healthy school lunches and soccer fields — and this has a real impact on the potential of students. Kandice Sumner sees the disparity every day in her classroom in Boston. In this inspiring talk, she asks us to face facts — and change them.

Kandice Sumner thinks we've been looking at the "achievement gap" in education all wrong. Full bio
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