The Hidden Toll of Vaccine Mandates on Students of Color: What to Know

We must take care to avoid a return to separate and unequal schooling

By Tyrone C. Howard for Education Week — December 09, 2021


 With student safety as a priority, many school districts have enacted vaccine mandates for students. But in Los Angeles Unified School District, failure to comply with vaccine requirements prevents students from returning back to school, placing them within an independent-study program. The separation of learning communities for unvaccinated students has disproportionately affected students of color, especially where there are racial disparities in vaccination rates. To learn more about what schools can do to offset these challenges and avoid returning to separate and unequal schooling, read the full article in Education Week.