Amy Wilkins, Vice President for Government Affairs and Communications at the Education Trust, talks about improving support for teachers through improved evaluation systems, and the need to provide low-income and minority children with “more than their fair share” of resources—including highly effective teachers.
Amy Wilkins, Vice President for Government Affairs and Communications at the Education Trust, shares the blood-chilling fact that the college attendance and graduation gap between Black and White students is larger than it’s ever been since 1970.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praises the successes of the CDF Freedom Schools® program at a March 15th meeting at CDF. Freedom Schools improve child literacy by instilling a love of reading while providing positive role models through mentoring from student leader interns.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addresses a group of Black community and faith leaders at the Children's Defense Fund, discussing the economic and moral imperative we have to improve education in the United States.
Amy Wilkins, Vice President for Government Affairs and Communications at the Education Trust, explains why and how poor and minority students are being cheated when it comes to their education. Across our country, our most vulnerable students are given the poorest schools, the newest teachers, and the least resources.
Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director of the Advancement Project, discusses collaboration between school administrators, juvenile justice officials, and local police to change the status quo on discipline, and urges advocates to spend an hour in a juvenile justice courtroom.