Education is the "single most important" civil-rights issue facing this country.
Minority students are still taught & treated much differently in America's public school system. From the data available, we know that African-American and Hispanic students are disproportionately suspended, expelled, labeled with disabilities & referred to the criminal justice system. In addition to being under taught culturally significant material, students of color continue to be at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to receiving quality public education on equal terms.
Disproportionate school discipline, low teacher diversity, increasing high school dropout rates, overrepresentation of minority students in special education & Eurocentric focused curriculum that distorts and under represents other cultures contributions to society has been shown to have profoundly negative effects that can last a lifetime.
63 percent of all preschool children receiving more than 1 out of school suspension were African-American. Learn More >>
Only 18 percent of all preschool children are African-American. Learn More >>
1.2 million African-American students were suspended from K-12 public schools in a single academic year. Learn More >>
55 percent of those suspensions occurred in 13 Southern states. Learn More >>
African-Americans children are 6 times more likely to be labeled with an Emotional Behavioral disorder than White students in some school districts. Learn More >>
African-American children are 9 times more likely to be suspended or expelled once labeled with a disability in some school districts. Learn More >>