Kirk Franklin, one of the nation’s leading recording artists, has teamed up with Hope for Students, The Expectations Project and education equity advocates everywhere — people like you — to shine a light on education inequality.
He just shared a shocking statistic about the cause in this video on his Facebook profile.
“I’ve teamed up with The Expectations Project [and Hope for Students] to help fight for education equality, so all God’s children have an access to a good education regardless of where they’re born or the color of their skin. Now only eight percent of kids growing up in low-income communities graduate from college by age 24. Sad, isn’t it? We’ve got to do our part to help increase that number.”
Here’s the data Kirk Franklin is referencing, via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:
We all need to do our part to help ensure that a child’s zip code, economic background, or color of their skin, doesn’t determine their educational destiny. If you haven’t taken the Hope for Students pledge, do it right now!
It’s just one tangible way you can stand up for our nation’s students.