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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a report arguing that the $20 million Empowering Males of Color Initiative (EMOC) at D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) unfairly excludes female students. While black, male students lag behind their peers in almost every measure of academic success, black female students perform significantly worse than white female students in categories like graduation and suspension rates. And the ACLU says it’s not just a matter of fairness– the organization argues that excluding students from public school programs based on gender violates Title IX. Kojo looks at DCPS’ new initiative to close the achievement gap, and compares it to efforts in neighboring Montgomery County.
- Galen Sherwin Senior Staff Attorney, Women’s Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
- Kavitha Cardoza Special Correspondent, WAMU 88.5 News
- Lori-Christina Webb Executive Director to the Chief Academic Officer, Montgomery County Public Schools
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