Bernie Sanders’ Education Plan Would End Racial Discrimination and Charter Schools

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US Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally at the Family Arena in Saint Charles, Missouri., March 14, 2016 (Shutterstock.com).

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled a plan to shake up the American education system during a speech in Orangeburg, South Carolina on May 18. Sanders’ plan was announced on the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court ruling that deemed racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional.

The progressive 10-point proposal, named A Thurgood Marshall Plan for Public Education, calls for a fight against racial discrimination and school segregation. Sanders noted that Black students are much more likely to face disciplinary action at school, which in turn places them at greater risk of falling behind and becoming involved with the justice system.

To combat racial discrimination, Sanders vowed to triple Title 1 funding and execute desegregation orders in order to…

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