Enough is Enough: New Times Call For New Tactics
Black Women for a Better Education is hardly the first coalition of Black women and families advocating for a better public education system in Pittsburgh. In the mid 1980s, one such advocate, the late scholar and educator Dr. Barbara Sizemore, was a catalyst for organizing the community around the “glaring gap in academic achievement between African American and white students in Pittsburgh Public Schools”. The group she helped start, Advocates for African-American Students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, tried to work with the District, providing testimony and recommendations to the Board, with little response.
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