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Spotlight On Racial Inequities Could Increase With New Oklahoma School Plan

Oklahoma’s future system of measuring student and school performance has been labeled by some opponents as a racially insensitive evaluation tool that holds minority students to lower standards than their white counterparts.

But the accountability system, which will serve as the basis for the state’s A through F school grading formula and meet new federal K-12 education standards, could bring more attention to institutional racism in the state’s public schools, proponents believe.