Speak UP, a parent group that advocates for improved and equitable public education, released a report Monday, June 7, about how racial bias affects Black students at LAUSD.

The report took into account responses from focus groups, analyses of district data and surveys, and the results from its own survey of 500 LAUSD parents, including 96 Black parents. Nearly two-thirds of Black parents said they did not want to send their children back to school. And while lingering concerns about the coronavirus pandemic was at least partly responsible for their hesitancy, 43% said they had concerns about bullying, racism and academic achievement, the reports says.

LAUSD resumed in-person learning in April, but fewer than half of all students chose to return. Click here to read more: https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/06/07/black-families-reluctant-to-return-to-lausd-schools-due-to-systemic-racism-report-says/