ACT on School Inequity
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Make College & Career Readiness Programs More Accessible to all Students in CMS
In the 1980s, Charlotte gained a reputation as the city that made desegregation work, but today’s schools, housing, and upward mobility are segregated by race and income, therefore affecting students’ access to resources that would better prepare them for college entry tests or career development. We are asking the CMS Board of Education to increase support and resources for SAT/ACT test prep materials and courses, as well as career readiness programs, at each high school in the district. System-wide support of these key preparatory initiatives will drastically improve all students’ access to economic and upward mobility. Please sign our petition below to show your support for increased resources and support. You can sign as a student, a parent or a community member. We’ll present our proposal to the CMS Board of Education on May 8, 2018, 6pm, at the School Board meeting at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. ALSO: Help us gather more information for our proposal. If you’re a student, CLICK HERE to take this short survey to help us gather data we can include in our proposal to the school board.