While the District of Columbia has been hailed as the “fastest improving state and urban district in the nation over time,” the nation’s capital struggles to educate black and Latino students. Despite boasting very progressive values, the District has the largest black-white proficiency gaps among the 12 most progressive cities in the country.
Every child, regardless of race, income status or zip code, deserves to go to receive a great education. We can achieve this goal. Families have the power to ensure the best educational outcomes for our kids. It’s time to put them front and center in our efforts to make our schools better.
Average Math and Reading Achievement Gaps:
Washington, D.C. 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 for success for all students. Commit yourself to demanding educational justice from the leaders in Washingon, D.C., 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.
Washington, D.C. Updates
Progressives Claim to Care About Black and Brown Kids So Why Do Their Cities Have Such Large Achievement Gaps
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