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.
Our goal is to protect and advocate on behalf of African American families who are stakeholders in our city. The persistence of the city’s injustices will have long-term, devastating effects on low-income communities and we will no longer stand for lost accountability. It’s time for the voices of families to be heard.