Washington—Many students are disadvantaged by low expectations that result from wide variability in the quality, rigor, and alignment of state public education standards. But never has it been more important than in the current economic climate to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared for college and the modern workforce. The Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE), a diverse coalition of national civil rights groups addressing education quality and equality, will highlight common academic standards as a solution at a July 24 Congressional briefing. The organization will also stress the importance of engaging communities of color to ensure that their perspectives are included in the development and implementation of common standards.
WHAT: Briefing: “Communities of Color: A Critical Perspective in the Common Standards Movement”
WHO: Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Michael Wotorson, executive director, Campaign for High School Equity
Brent A. Wilkes, national executive director, League of United Latin American Citizens
Gene Wilhoit, executive director, Council of Chief State School Officers
Denise Forte, director of education policy, House Committee on Education and Labor
Dr. David Beaulieu, director, Center for Indian Education, Arizona State University
WHEN: Friday, July 24, 2009
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
WHERE: 366 Dirksen Building