City “Believe” Plaza at 8 a.m. August 12
DON’T Send Your Child Back to School on Monday, August 12th, 2019, the first day of school. Instead, bring them to a “Keep Them Home!” rally at the Downtown “Believe” Plaza at 8:00 a.m.
- Because our Nevada schools have ranked last in the nation for years.
- Because 90% of WCSD graduating seniors don’t qualify for college classes.
- Because our schools’ no-accountability discipline plan has led to chaotic campuses and serious disrespect toward teachers.
- Because teachers who try and speak out against this are harassed and punished.
And what has the School Board done about fixing this situation? They’ve DENIED it, LIED about it, and have DONE NOTHING. Come to the rally and send a message to the Board, “Fix our schools NOW … or we are leaving!”
The Washoe County School District needs to hear that parents are demanding that their children be prepared for successful futures.
Chance for Success: Gauging Educational Opportunities
The Education Week Research Center developed the Chance-for-Success Index to better understand the role that education plays in promoting positive outcomes across an individual’s lifetime. Based on an original state-by-state analysis, this index combines information from 13 indicators that span a person’s life from cradle to career. Those indicators fall into three sub-sections: early foundations, school years, and adult outcomes.
The index evaluates each state using a range of measuring sticks, including:
- How educated are parents?
- What share of 3- and 4-year-olds are enrolled in preschool?
- Are K-12 students proficient in reading and math?
- What’s the high school graduation rate?
- What percentage of adults have steady employment?
Diving into the findings, Nevada earns a C- in the Chance-for-Success category and ranks 50th. The average state earns a C-plus.
Early Foundations: Are Kids Getting Off to a Good Start?
For early foundations, which examines factors that help children get
School Years: How Are Students Faring in School?
Nevada receives a D for the school years, a sub-category focusing on metrics related to pre-k enrollment through postsecondary participation. It finishes 50th in the nation in this area. By comparison, the nation as a whole earns a C-plus.
Adult Outcomes: Are Adults Finding Opportunities for Success?
In the area of adult outcomes, based on postsecondary educational attainment and workforce indicators, Nevada’s grade is a C-minus. It ranks 47th in the nation. The national average is a C-plus.
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