What we are fighting for
Recruiting and retaining high quality, diverse educators
It is critical that Black and Brown youth in our city continue see representations of themselves in our elected leaders. To do this, we will increase the pipeline of homegrown teacher leaders, evaluate CPS’ hiring practices and materials for implicit bias, and problem-solve for school-based staff vacancies.
improving academic outcomes
During the past school year, many of our schools increased rigor of academic content and along with that we are seeing 31% of 9th graders and 37% of 10th graders failing at least one class. We will advocate for more individualized instruction and culturally responsive curriculum to ensure that all of our students are meeting grade-level content and have the necessary supports to take on the increased rigor.
expanding post-secondary opportunities
We will strengthen the many non-profit partnerships such as TRiO, La Vida Scholars and Hispanic Scholarship Fund to prepare our students for post-secondary paths whether that be college, career or beyond!