NPR Code Switch Interview with Bob Moses

Subject: Education, Civil Rights, Community Development
Themes: Community Development Education Civil Rights 21st Century
Age groups: Middle School High School
Resource type: Articles

From the NPR Code Switch interview with Bob Moses:

Moses says this newfound competence is more than just empowering. It's how these kids can avoid being second-class citizens when they finish high school, destined for low-wage, low-skill work on the second tier of an Information Age economy.

"Education is still basically Jim Crow as far as the kids who are in the bottom economic strata of the country," Moses says. "No one knows about them, no one cares about them."

It's exactly this inequality in the education system — based more on class than race — that makes this work as important as the work he did 50 years ago, he says.

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