Education Department takes aim at inequity in public education

It’s been 60 years since the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education declared that public education is a right that must be made available to all “on equal terms,” and since the Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination based on race, color or national origin. But inequity persists, and on Wednesday, the Department of Education released a “Dear Colleague” letter to outline what a fair distribution of the best teachers, school resources, extracurricular opportunities and school buildings should look like.