Today, we are thrilled to announce the release of Campaign for School Equity’s inaugural 2017 State of Equity in Education report. The report outlines the current landscape of education equity and access for students of color, and low-income students in Tennessee as it relates to student achievement, access to high quality education options, school discipline, and teacher quality.
The state of Tennessee has made great advancements in its educational landscape with the development of the Achievement School District (ASD), the passage of the Individualized Education Act, an increase in the number of college credits attained among high school students, and an increase in the state’s graduation rate. Yet, there is still more work to be done; Alarming disparities still exist across the state in academic achievement, graduation rates, resource allocation, and school discipline.
This inaugural report also marks the one year anniversary of CSE. As we begin our second year as an organization, we remain committed to our mission and to the children and families of Tennessee whom we serve. We hope that this report will provide an introduction to who we are, what we support, and why our work on behalf of students is critical.
Founder and Executive Director
Campaign for School Equity