Comparable Worth

Per this new report from U of W’s Roza, check out this front page article in yesterday’s Washington Post about racial disparities in health care. It’s a vitally important issue, but don’t the racial disparities in education deserve equal treatment? Granted, medicine is further along than education in terms of a willingness to measure and quantify (sadly, if medicine were education we’d still be having a debate about whether blacks can really be healthy at all…). Still, there is a not-insignificant body of evidence about disparities in education, some clear causes, and steps policymakers could take.

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