Author Examines How Underfunded Public Schools Affect Low-Income People Of Color

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:05pm
Updated: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:15pm

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Noliwe Rooks

In Arizona and in some other parts of the country, public schools are underfunded. And there are educators and academics who worry that public schools are failing.

How much is that related to a system that falls into a have and have-not situation? And does that situation unfairly impact low income people of color?

In her new book "Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation and the End of Public Education," Noliwe Rooks attempts to answer those and other questions. She is director of American studies at Cornell University.

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