How do we dismantle systemic obstacles to equality in our education systems? Former Education Trust President and CEO and former US Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. shares his journey in education and his belief that equity in education is core to equity in society: “The education system is inequitable at every level and gives the least to the kids who need the most. If our education system was more equitable, we would have a more equitable society,” states King. “[The recently-passed Child Tax Credit] gives me hope that maybe we’re coming to a place of greater public understanding of the role the government has to play in ensuring equality of opportunity.”

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