A movement to better education across New York
According to the U.S. Department of Education, 9% of Black students, 14% of the Hispanic students and 30% of White students on Long Island are enrolled in the top quartile of high schools, as measured by graduation rates. Divide the high schools into 4 groups; over 90% of the blacks are in the lower 3 groups. A culture and environment of academic achievement is not available to black students. ERASE Racism’s Education Equity Campaign advocates for excellence in education for all students.
I feel that we all deserve an equal education no matter our address or our background. We should all be encouraged to receive an education and something like money should not be a factor in a child’s upbringing.
Allowing money (taxes) to influence who receives a higher quality/standard of education is crippling students (and people) from early on. It’s something that needs to be fixed.