Watch: Education Experts & Student Advocates Explore America’s Growing Movement for a Constitutional Right to a Quality Education

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A movement to create a constitutional right to a quality public education is gaining momentum in several states. Wednesday afternoon, at a special 1 p.m. webinar, The 74’s Linda Jacobson — who wrote about just such a campaign in California in November — will be part of an elite panel of experts discussing the potential impact a constitutional right could have in closing racial and economic achievement gaps in America. 

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Sponsored by The 74 and the Reinventing America’s Schools project of the Progressive Policy Institute, the online panel will also include former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Alan Page, former Minnesota Supreme Court justice; Ben Austin of Education Civil Rights Now; and Dr. Pedro Noguera of the University of Southern California. Curtis Valentine, co-director of Reinventing America’s Schools, will moderate. This will be an important conversation; join us at 1 p.m. Eastern.

You can watch the panelists talk about this fascinating subject right here when the event starts.

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