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October 5, 2020


"Forward Through Ferguson" Releases Education Advocacy Report

Forward Through Ferguson launches education advocacy tool.While standing in the face of the new challenges presented by COVID-19, many local parents, students, and community members continue to ask: “Why isn’t my school providing my child the resources that they need in order to thrive?”

Forward Through Ferguson's newest community advocacy tool, "Still Separate, Still Unequal: A Call to Level the Uneven Education Playing Field in St. Louis" aims to give the answers parents and educators seek by going beyond test scores to instead look upstream at some key sources of the racial disparities in our region. 

Leaders of the Maplewood Richmond Heights School Board had a chance to participate in a preview presentation of the report which can be read here. 

About Forward Through Ferguson: After the death of Michael Brown, Jr. in August, 2014, “Ferguson” came to symbolize racial strife and inequality in the United States. Throughout this country, the circumstances surrounding and following his death have sharply defined the challenges that demand transformation. The alternative to change is to accept an untenable environment that is fraught with inequities and continued conflict. The Governor asked a group of regional leaders — The Ferguson Commission — to study the situation and prove a path toward change. Forward Through Ferguson was established as a 501(c)3 to be a catalyst for lasting positive change in the St. Louis region as outlined in the Ferguson Commission Report. Embracing the Commission’s mandate, FTF centers impacted communities and mobilizes accountable bodies to advance racially equitable systems and policies that ensure all people in the St. Louis region can thrive.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.