Consider 100 boys in public schools. . .
- 32 will end up in prison. . .
- 44 will graduate. . .
- Of those who graduate, only 4 will read at grade 12 levels and only 1 will be able to do grade level mathematics.
The Mayor called us to enter the battle, to come alongside our children and their teachers in a community-wide, grassroots effort to help our children perform at higher levels.
Much more about which to talk in days ahead. For now, is is clear that our community building efforts and all of our gains will be lost until we reform our public schools.