Grapple Episode 15: Education Inequality in Erie

May 3, 2017


Teachers at East High School (from left to right): Milton Robinson, Heather Kensill, and Mike Costa check out flags representing the countries of origin for students. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

Erie, Pennsylvania has public schools that have been underfunded for years. And today, the school district is in a dire situation. Erie’s story raises broader questions about education equality, and to what extent kids can be successful when they go to schools with limited resources. In this episode, you’ll hear from a range of people — including parents, teachers, students, and school officials — about what the impact has been.

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