Despite many of the education strides that Chicago has made in recent years, black and Latino students still suffer from some of the worst opportunity gaps in the nation.
Kids can no longer wait on the city’s leadership or Chicago Public Schools to figure out how to close the opportunity gaps that exist between black, Latino and white students. With 36 points separating the math and reading proficiency of black students from their white peers, and 28 points between Latino and white students, now is the time to rise above the politics and create a plan for Chicago to #CloseTheGap.
Average Math and Reading Achievement Gaps:
Chicago vs. Progressive Cities vs. Conservative Cities
Chicagoans recently came together for an education town hall called “Our Kids Can’t Wait” to discuss community-led solutions to creating better learning opportunities for black and Latino children in their city.
Join the Movement
Do you care about creating opportunity for students in Chicago? There’s a growing community of individuals near you who are demanding a better education and a brighter future for every child. Email Tanesha Peeples to learn more about how you can support the growing movement of people in your community who are fighting to give all children the learning opportunities they deserve.
But first sign the petition to the city’s aldermen and Mayor Lightfoot asking them to prioritize an equal and equitable education for all students in the city. CLICK BELOW.
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