Miami District to Study H.S. Courses With Eye to Addressing Inequities
Schools in Wealthier Areas Found to Offer Broader Array of Electives, Advanced Coursework
The Miami-Dade County school district is undertaking an examination of its high school course offerings, vowing to make them more equitable after a newspaper report found a richer array of choices in wealthier neighborhoods than in poorer ones.
In a unanimous vote Jan. 19, the nine-member school board directed Superintendent Rudolph F. Crew to analyze high school course schedules across the nation’s fourth-largest district and to recommend by the end of May ways of ensuring that all students have equal access to a varied and challenging curriculum.
“This is about fairness and equity,” said Perla Tabares Hantman, the board member who introduced the measure. “All children at all high schools should have the same opportunities regardless of what area...
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