Campaign for High School Equity

Campaign for High School Equity Membership

Far too often, the nation’s unequal public education system fails to provide high-quality education to students of color and youth from low-income neighborhoods. Nowhere is this crisis more acute than in our nation’s high schools.

The problem is defined by several variables, including a growing number of schools that have inadequate human and material resources, large differences in student achievement, and unacceptable numbers of dropouts.

Nine national organizations representing communities of color – Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (LCCR), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund (NALEO), National Council of La Raza (NCLR), National Indian Education Association (NIEA), National Urban League (NUL), and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) – have joined together to make improving our nation’s high schools an urgent national priority. The convener and coordinator for the Campaign for High School Equity is the Alliance for Excellent Education, a national policy and advocacy organization that works towards secondary school improvement.

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