Bob Wise, President of Alliance for Excellent Education, Issues Statement on Launch of Campaign for High School Equity
Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, issued the following statement today on the launch of the Campaign for High School Equity (www.highschoolequity.org), an unprecedented partnership of nine major organizations representing communities of color to ensure that America’s secondary schools have the capacity and motivation to prepare every student for graduation, college, work, and life.
“The Campaign for High School Equity is an historic alliance of respected civil rights organizations standing together to call for the improvement of middle and high school education for the nation’s communities of color. These students are particularly under-served. Their struggles with especially difficult and frequently ignored challenges too often result in dropping out of high school and in to a life of little or no opportunity. The Campaign for High School Equity is a movement to change this outcome by helping these students with federal, state, and local policies that meet their needs — because all Americans must be educated to the highest level possible to ensure America’s future.”
The members of the Campaign for High School Equity are: The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, the National Council of La Raza, the Naional Indian Education Association, the National Urban League, and the Southeast Asia Resource Center. The convener and coordinator for the Campaign for High school Equity is the Alliance for Excellent Education.
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The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington-based policy, research, and advocacy organization that works to make every child a graduate, prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.
For more information about the Alliance for Excellent Education, please visit: www.all4ed.com.