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Randallstown NAACP Rally at the Baltimore County School Board Meeting

May 9, 2022

Immediate Release Message:

Randallstown NAACP Rally at the Baltimore County School Board Meeting

May 17, 2022, 5:45pm

6901 N. Charles Street, Building E, Towson, MD 21204

Contact: Ryan Coleman, President

The Baltimore County School Board is charged with ensuring all students receive an equal and

equitable education. However, the reality is:

  • Black and other minority students received substantially separate and unequal education,

  • Different learning opportunities based on race and economic status,

  • Minority, ESL, Special Education Students and non affluent white students score approximately 40 points lower on the state test than white students,

  • The percentage of Black/African American students, Hispanic/Latino students, and students eligible for FARMS, EL, and Special Education services enrolled in AP courses were notably lower than their non-group peers.

Therefore, it is imperative that all community residents, not just parents and students, request and

demand an equitable and better education for all students. This is why we need you, your

neighbors, family and friends to join us at the rally.

Our founding beliefs are that ALL students receive a sound education and that families receive the

support they need to ensure success. Unfortunately, the data shows that our system continues to fail

our children miserably. Lack of education is linked to crime and welfare dependency. There are

fewer jobs for the undereducated and unskilled. According to some of the most recent data from

the Bureau of Justice Statistics dropouts are 3.5 times more likely to be arrested than high school


Examples of high-performing districts or sustained transformation are rarely, if ever, stories about

stumbling upon success. Instead, researchers have consistently found that having a “focused

direction” is a necessary precondition for improvement. The Baltimore County School Board must

focus on the following:

🔴 Develop and ensure the discipline policy is crafted in an equitable and fair way to reduce the disruption in learning, reduction in violence, and increase safety in schools.

🔴 Increase the Academic Achievement of minority and less affluent students.

🔴 Ensure resources are distributed in an equitable---not equal, manner.

🔴 Ensure new teachers and principals are given professional development and the support to implement high academic standards for all children

For more information, contact:

Ryan Coleman, President



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