Core Issues: Education


High school and college completion rates are lower for African-Americans than for the general population. Urban schools in which African Americans are concentrated are under-resourced.  BWOPA will advocate for school reform that promotes universal access to preschool/early education, more supportive school climates, high quality and culturally appropriate instruction, increased graduation rates, reducing the minority achievement gap, and more equitable funding support for urban schools. We also advocate for a special education focus on:

  • Foster Youth
  • Suspension and Expulsion Rates
  • Interventions for risk of youth incarceration
  • Teen Pregnancy
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