Equity & Advocacy in Education
There are over 69,000 low-income students of color in Kansas City's urban school districts. Inequitable access to resources and opportunities perpetuates cycles of generational poverty. Below are resources to learn more about the issues.
Superintendent Dr. Bedell's Equity Presentation
Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) has had an intentional and concentrated focus on equity over the last five years. Please watch Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell as he speaks about structural racism and its lasting impact on the Kansas City community. Highlighting the impact of redlining, which was birthed in Kansas City and eventually replicated across the country, this recorded conversation also covers the juggernaut of uneven economic development that perpetuates systemic racist practices financially.
Dividing Lines Tour in Kansas City
By highlighting the history of segregation in Kansas City, Dividing Lines sheds light on the governmental policies and individual actions which decimated Black neighborhoods all over the United States. This experience will expand the tour by comparing the history of Kansas City to that of St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Birmingham.