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Welcome to The Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University

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Published: 4/13/2006 12:37:00 PM

Welcome from Campaign Leader Michael Rebell:

A recent Gallup poll indicated that 90% of the American people agree that it is important to eliminate the current achievement gap that drastically limits the life chances of millions of African-American, Latino, economically disadvantaged and disabled students. Indeed, our national policy demands that we do so: the federal "No Child Left Behind" Act requires that 100% of our public school students be fully proficient in their state's academic standards within the next decade.

There is, however, a catch to this national commitment: although politicians and the public agree that we should eliminate the achievement gap, too few of them believe that we really can do it. [continue]

Welcome from Campaign Chair Laurie Tisch:

There are three reasons why I am tremendously excited to be chairing the Board of The Campaign for Educational Equity.

First, as an education school graduate and someone who has spent most of her adult life working on education issues, I believe passionately that all children deserve equal educational opportunities, no matter the color of their skin or the economic status of their families. Quite simply, there is no issue of greater importance for a school of education--or indeed, society as a whole--to grapple with today.  [continue]