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Educational equity is a federally mandated right of all students to have equal access to classes, facilities, and educational programs no matter what their national origin, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, first language, or other distinguishing characteristic

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Jerome Ellis Morris, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education

Dr. Jerome E. Morris is the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education (in conjunction with St. Louis Public Schools). His research is grounded in sociology, anthropology, school reform, and urban studies. As a social scientist, Dr. Morris’ scholarship reflects a deep and abiding familiarity with communities, families, and schools. The nexus of race, social class, and the geography of educational opportunity is a major theme of Dr. Morris’ scholarship, and he has been in the forefront of highlighting the centrality of the U.S. South in understanding Black people’s experiences. Topics of scholarly focus include: communally-bonded schools; school desegregation; achievement gap; ...