I'm smart, too
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools gained notoriety in 2016 when news broke that the racial "achievement gap" between white and black students was the third widest in the nation. Though often treated as an ahistorical issue, the educational disenfranchisement of black children can be traced back to the process of school desegregation. Since then, this district has tried to address issues of racial inequity, but the data remain stark. We are failing our students of color. I’m Smart, Too explores how the seeds of the disparities are cultivated in the early grades and the lasting impact of these formative experiences.