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Did you know that 35 million students are in schools with police, but without key support staff like counselors or nurses?

We want EVERY child to have medical and mental health care and a community of adults who are responding to their needs.

This week, we are calling on those who hold power in our local context to make that dream a reality.

We hope you'll join us.

The Moment

We've partnered with five changemakers - artists, theologians, and activists - passionate about education equity, to highlight key issues as we demand better together.
DEREK MINOR

SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

School Discipline

Derek Minor

Implicit Bias

Ekemini Uwan

Early Childhood Ed

Melinda Watts

Language Barriers

Propaganda

The NUMBERS

47%

Black children represent 19% of preschool enrollment, but 47% of preschoolers suspended are black.

4x

Black girls are 4x more likely to be arrested in school than white girls nationally.

72%

72% of children will experience a major stressful event (violence, abuse, loss of loved one) before they reach 18.

LET A CHILD BE A CHILD - MY STORY

We can change school cultures so that there is an environment in which kids have the things they need to feel affirmed, seen, cared for, and valued every day.

We can dream with them.

We can protect the wonder of children and insist on letting a child be a child.

Please join us.

Zakiya Jackson - President, The Expectations Project