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Educational Attainment

In essence, many of the communities on the list have a poor combination of “neighborhood killers”- low educational attainment, which breeds crime and an overuse of public resources. This mix is then taken advantage of by outsiders who remove the people and then transform the neighborhoods with higher educated, more stable residents. We can do the same however, shouldn’t we make sure those who are here, have all the same opportunities.

To increase the achievement levels of minority and low-income students, we need to focus on what really matters:

•high standards

•challenging curriculum

•good teachers

I believe partnerships work the best. We must be open to whatever and whomever can make a difference in our children’s education. School choice, Charters, home schooling and support of our public schools MUST be supported and embraced. I promise to work with partners in the Corporate sector, Non-profit sector, community activists, fraternal orders, sororities, and any other organization who have our children’s best interests at heart.

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