Local schools pledged anti-racism last year, but are they following through?

Joint byline with Jordyn Brown

Many local schools during the protests acknowledged the continued presence of racism and pledged against it, saying they would “do the work” to confront it in schools and listen more to their students of color.

But a year later, with few exceptions, many changes have only appeared in long-term policy reviews or promises. It’s caused some to wonder whether they will follow through.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has made some changes, specifically with the elimination of school resource officers. But, some argue, it’s not enough.

Read the full story here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is the education reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French and Francophone Studies from Willamette University.

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