There’s a citywide reading crisis in Oakland, with fewer than 30% percent of black and Latino students proficient in reading. An astonishing 52 points stand between black and white students in reading, while 47 points separate Latino and white students. This should be a wake-up call for a progressive hub like Oakland to start relying on its progressive values to do the work that’s required to achieve the equity and opportunity the city values.
Average Math and Reading Achievement Gaps:
Oakland vs. Progressive Cities vs. Conservative Cities
The Literacy for All Campaign is bringing together families in Oakland who are committed to making sure children get the skills they need to become lifelong readers. Sign this petition to support Literacy for All in Oakland.
Join the Movement
There’s a growing community of individuals in Oakland who are demanding a better education and a brighter future for every child. Want to join them? Email Tanesha Peeples to find out 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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