In cities like Minneapolis, which is well-known for its prosperous economy and progressive values, one might expect a more equitable distribution of wealth, power, and opportunity for people of color, including access to high quality schools for all children. But it is an open secret in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities that black and Latino children are being left behind within the public school system.
Among 12 of the most progressive cities in America, Minneapolis has the highest black-white and Latino-white gaps in high school graduation rates at 25 and 30 percentage points, respectively. The city has also tolerated a 53-point gap between Black children’s proficiency rates in both reading and math in comparison to their white peers.
It’s time to stand up and make sure our leaders work with the community to create a path for success for all students. Commit yourself to demanding educational justice from the leaders in Minneapolis and pledge to demand a plan.
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There’s a growing community of individuals near you who are demanding a better education and a brighter future for every child. Want to join them? 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.
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