Within Our Reach

An agenda for ensuring all New York students are prepared for college, careers, and active citizenship

Across New York State today, our education system denies students of color access to rigorous instruction in a range of courses that will prepare them for success in college, careers, and civic life.

But it does not have to be this way.

Better, more equitable outcomes—for our society and our economy—are within our reach, and we call on state leaders to fulfill five vital commitments to our students and our future.

Read Press Coverage:

Advanced courses often elusive for minority students in New York – The Buffalo News

Report: White students have better access to rigorous classes – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Study of N.Y. schools finds wide racial, ethnic disparities in advanced high school courses – Albany Times Union

New report focuses on minority enrollment in high-level classes – The Journal News

“All students should have equal opportunity for academic rigor that can give them a competitive edge in school and in life. When one group is blocked, everyone loses.” – The Buffalo News Editorial Board

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