How is your school addressing disparities in school discipline and attendance? Kids can’t learn if they aren’t in class. This fall, there are many things families and educators can do to ensure equal access for Black and Brown students.

If you haven’t heard about the South Carolina incident in which a police officer body slammed a student for “not turning off her cell phone”, Google it. It stands as a perfect example of what going wrong in our schools for children of color. It is a jarring example of the drastic disparities in the way we handle discipline for Black and Brown children.