African American Students in Crisis?
According to a new report from the Education Trust-West, by the time African American youth in Los Angeles reach the 2nd grade, they already demonstrate significant learning gaps that only get worse the longer they stay in school. The end result is higher high school dropout rates, a majority of black children being unprepared to attend college and many more put on a fast track to prison.
At "State of Black Education in Los Angeles," I will join representatives from the Education Trust-West to review the findings of their report as well as participate in a constructive dialogue on next steps to address some of the issues raised.
Other notable guests include:
- Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO of the California Endowment
- Dr. Arun Ramanathan, Executive Director of The Education Trust – West
- Local education activists and other participants (to be confirmed)
I hope to see you there.
Congressmember Karen Bass