News in Brief
Black, Latino Parents Vexed About School Expectations
A majority of African-American and Latino parents report that they want higher expectations for their children and better teachers in public schools, where they believe there are racial inequalities and funding disparities, according to a national poll released last week by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a national coalition of 200 organizations.
About 90 percent of the poll's participants said expectations for low-income children should be as high or higher than for other students. And while some 80 percent rated their own children's schools positively, they had higher opinions about schools where students are mostly white.
Also, about one-third of African American and one-quarter of Latino participants said that schools "are not really trying" to educate black and Latino students.
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