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Demographic change amplifying racial inequities in health, education
Modern Healthcare

One-year-old Ka’Lani is so fascinated by a round plastic toy that she doesn’t see her mother, Ke’sha Scrivner, walk into the Martha’s Table day care in Washington, chanting her name while softly clapping out a beat that Ka’Lani keeps with a few bounces on her bottom.

Once on welfare, Scrivner worked her way off by studying early childhood education and landing a full-time job for the District of Columbia’s education superintendent.

She sees education as the path to a better life for her and her five children, pushing them to finish high school and continue with college or a trade school.

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