Connecticut is facing a crisis it can fix: there are nearly 40,000 children in schools across the state where students do not learn to read, write, or do math on grade level.
This is the year to do something about it. Every child in Connecticut deserves access to an excellent school, and together we can build on hard-won progress and ensure that no child attends a school that does not meet their needs. Take a stand. Fight for every child.
Attend our rally on May 7th at 4:30 pm at the Hartford State Capitol and Click the red “Every child matters to me” button to show your support.
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We've made tremendous progress in our public schools, but we have so much farther to go. Today, there are nearly 40,000 children in Connecticut who attend schools where they do not learn to read, write, or do math on grade level. And with each year that passes, they fall farther and farther behind. We've seen so much progress in just a few years.
Let’s build on this momentum, and extend a lifeline to these 40,000 families. Let’s fight with them and stand behind them: we CAN ensure every child in Connecticut goes to an excellent school. The time to find a solution is now.
Only 1 in 3 African American, Hispanic or low-income 3rd graders in Connecticut can read at grade level.
The number of kids who attended chronically under-performing schools in 2012-2013 alone is enough to fill Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena nearly four times over.
On average 87% of students in CT's underperforming schools are from African American, Hispanic or low-income households.