The Tennessee Tribune to Host Forum on the “State of Education in the Black Community”

NASHVILLE, TN — Did you know that the percentage of Blacks age 25 and older with a high school diploma or more was 72 percent in the 2000 census, compared to 85.5 percent for Whites (National Education Association)? Blacks also lag behind in earning bachelor’s degrees at only 14 percent compared to 27 percent of whites.

The changing landscape in Nashville has made education an even greater priority within the Black community. The need for adequate funding for schools, closing student achievement gaps, and addressing diversity, inclusion and equity are all issues that impact the success of students and the preparation they need to be ready for college or career. 

Join us for a candid discussion Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 6 pm with influential K-12 and higher education experts, community organizations, parents and other community leaders to learn the real facts about what is happening with education in this city as well as discussions around innovative solutions to ensure all students receive the education they deserve. The forum is being held at Mt Zion Baptist Church, 1112 Jefferson, St., Nashville.

 

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