Motoko Rich

New York Times

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K-12 education reporter for the New York Times

Motoko Rich on KCRW

As the new school year gets under way all over the country, the New York Times is reporting “a stark about-face from just a few years ago.”

Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

As the new school year gets under way all over the country, the New York Times is reporting “a stark about-face from just a few years ago.”

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For two weeks now, thousands of public school students in suburban Denver have been walking out of classes and protesting alongside parents and teachers.

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For two weeks now, thousands of public school students in suburban Denver have been walking out of classes and protesting alongside parents and teachers.

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Racial disparities in discipline during middle- and high school have long been blamed for the so-called "school-to prison pipeline."

Black Students Face Harsher Discipline, Even in Preschool

Racial disparities in discipline during middle- and high school have long been blamed for the so-called "school-to prison pipeline."

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