Education Secretary Urges Schools to Tackle Racism, Teach Empathy

The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has placed attention on longstanding institutional racism and the racial bias that exists throughout society. But it’s also led to resistance, as well as rising tensions between police and people of color.

Education Secretary John King said a big part of this problem could be tackled if schools teach empathy. 

“As an educator, part of our role is to help students to see the world through others’ eyes,” King said.