November 27 | The 74 Million

By: Laura Fay

The San Francisco NAACP is urging the city school board to declare a state of emergency to spotlight the city’s stark racial gap in student achievement.

Despite several interventions designed to increase achievement among African-American students, the gap has lingered for more than 25 years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Although the city is one of the highest-scoring urban districts in the state overall, 74 percent of black students did not meet state standards. in at least one subject area in the 2015–16 school year. African-American students represented 7 percent of the district’s students in 2015–16.

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