A card I received in the mail today from Teach For America! Along with a little TFA pin! I’m getting more and more excited.
-In East Palo Alto, 85% of children live in poverty and last year, only 32% could read proficiently by the 2nd grade.
-In Oakland, only 45% of high school students make it to graduation.
-California ranks 48th out of 50 in state-wide academic performance.
It’s a daunting challenge, but someone’s gotta do it, right? :)
Please give me the strength to inspire and invoke change!