San Francisco is one of the most politically progressive cities in the United States. It also happens to be one of the wealthiest cities in the country. And yet, the educational outcomes for black and Latino children in San Francisco lag far behind those for their white peers.
Somehow, in a place where progressives hold the power in city and state government to implement policies derived from their values, 58 points divide white children from their black peers in both reading and math. For Latino students, the gap is 49 points. Communities and activists are demanding that the “City by the Bay” uphold its progressive values of equal opportunity and pledge to reduce the educational disparities between white students and their black and brown peers.
Average Math and Reading Achievement Gaps:
San Francisco 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 San Francisco and pledge to demand a plan.
Start a Movement
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.
Taking Action in Progressive Cities
Select your city to see…