Bold steps are required to root out racism, “a more insidious spiritual virus” than COVID-19, as schools prepare to open for the new academic year, write Rutgers University psychology professor Maurice J. Elias and retired teacher Larry Leverett in a guest column for The Star-Ledger.

“First, schools must commit to supporting the social and emotional wellness of students, teachers and families, both as part of the pandemic recovery and as the basis for establishing equity and social justice in our education systems,” they write.

To read the full column, click here.

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