When thinking about progressive cities, Baltimore may not immediately come to mind. But like many other progressive cities, its leadership often frames policy proposals in terms of what’s best for those with the least opportunity and the greatest obstacles. At the same time, Baltimore is widely seen as a city without hope for many children. While there is no gap in the graduation rate between black and white students, the same is not true for Latino students. And when the students of color who do graduate do so with scores in reading and math that pail in comparison to their white peers.
But Dr. Sonja Santelises, CEO for Baltimore Public Schools, is committed to designing a blueprint that keeps her city and school district accountable for progress. and it’s already starting to make a difference.
Average Math and Reading Achievement Gaps:
Baltimore vs. Progressive Cities vs. Conservative Cities
It’s time to stand up and make sure our leaders work with the community to create a path to success for all students. Commit yourself to demanding educational justice from the leaders in Baltimore and pledge to demand a plan.
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Are you ready to use your voice to demand a better education and a brighter future for every child? If so, we want to hear from you. Email Tanesha Peeples to learn more about how you can unite and move your community as an education activist.
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