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Medium | 09.26.16

Education Equality Needs More Than Bootstraps

Jade E. Davis

In this blogpost, Jade E. Davis argues against the myth of bootstrapping in education equality.

“Those who are imagined as less American might see a single generational gain with successive generations seeing some benefit. But overall, educational attainment does not free a person from the larger cultural forces that shape and limit their experiences as potential. Additionally, the assumptions of identity color who we imagine being capable of success globally.”

Jade E. Davis


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