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Community and Parents For Responsible School Discipline

A Division of the CCCAAC

Will hold a meeting to discuss:

        How to remedy the circumstances surrounding the 7 students Arrested at Enloe High School for allegedly throwing water balloons and the 1 student who was assaulted by Raleigh Police Officers

 

        Hear parent/guardian complaints of wrongful suspensions (from any school in Wake County), and provide plans to resolve or prevent future wrongful suspensions

 

        Determine if we have cases to support the filling of a federal complaint against Wake County Public Schools with the Office of Civil Rights

 

Who Should attend?  Any Parent/Guardian who has a child that attends Wake County Public Schools, and feel their child has been wrongfully suspended, arrested, or mistreated by the Student Resource Officer 

Where:          Martin Street Baptist Church 1001 E. Martin Street (State Street Entrance)

When:           Thursday, May 30th 2014

Time:              6:30 p.m.

If you are able, bring any documents related to your case, i.e. suspension reports, police reports, juvenile justice reports, etc.  The time is now to speak up and advocate for your child(ren), suspension is not an option for an education. 

Camille White

919-720-8024

www.cccaac.com

For Immediate Release

The Coalition Of Concerned Citizens for African American Children is a parent based organization advocating for students who attend public schools.

The parents of the students from Enloe High School, who were recently arrested, will hold a press conference on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Martin St. Baptist Church, (Johnson Building located on State Street) 5:30 p.m.  Our parents will share concerns regarding the brutal and harsh treatment their children received from the Raleigh Police Department and the unfair disciplinary infractions issued by Enloe High School Administrators.

WE are calling on our community to send a message to the Wake County School Board that we, as parents:

1.       Demand that our children who were arrested on Thursday May 16, 2013 on the campus of William G. Enloe High School be readmitted to school immediately.  Valuable classroom instruction that will prepare them for EOC (End Of Course) exams is being missed.  Failure to do so could prove devastating to our children’s academic future.

 

2.       We as parents, will no longer tolerate our children being arrested by Raleigh Police Department and the SRO (Student Resource Officers) who are placed in our schools.  We demand that our children’s behaviors be managed by qualified officers and personnel, trained to deal with adolescents.

 

3.       We as parents, will not allow the Wake County School Administrators to continue to place our children in Out Of School Suspension, In School Suspension, and Long Term Suspension as an option for not educating our children. 

 

4.       We as parents, will no longer allow Wake County Public Schools to fail and retain our children at alarming rates.

 

5.       We as parents, demand that our children will receive a high quality education in a safe environment free of police brutality when attending Wake County Public Schools.

 

6.       We as parents, demand fair, equal, and unbiased discipline administered in a consistent manner across racial lines.

We strongly encouraged parents, citizens and taxpayers to continue to closely monitor the actions and decisions of the Wake County School Board Of Education in addition to studying the system policies and procedures of local and state laws that govern our children's education.

CCCAAC believe that children benefit when they attend public schools that are economically and ethnically diverse.



Calla Wright

   919 231-9057

   www.cccaac.com

      ccaac_aacca@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On behalf of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children, we would like to thank the Wake County Board of Education members who voted to bring change in the 2013-2014 Student Assignment Plan. Your willingness to take this courageous move is to be applauded by all who believe in equal education for all children. Initiating this new directive is a mammoth undertaking, and we are extremely proud of having the five board of education members represent the educational needs of all Wake County Public School students.

 

This new directive will help improve equity/academic achievement while giving all students a base school assignment. All students deserve equal educational opportunities. A high quality education is the key ingredient needed for all students to compete and succeed in our global society.

 

Again, thank you for your courageous and audacious leadership shown by voting to implement this new directive.

 

COALITION OF CONCERNED CITIZENS

FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN

 

 

Contact: Calla Wright                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tel: (919) 231-9057

Email: ccaac_aacca@yahoo.com

 

 

CITIZEN’S GROUP Makes A Statement

 

All children who attend Wake County Public Schools deserve the same opportunity to achieve mastery when receiving GRADES.

 

How many children, if caught cheating would receive a second chance to retake an EXAM!!!  A Wake County spokesperson said that these students are "Good Kids" and deserve a second chance at taking an alternative exam. How many children have received” 0’s when caught cheating and failed the class for the year because they were not given a second chance.  All children should be viewed as "Good Kids" and all need a second chance to retake an Exam, TEST, Quizzes, and all graded activities!!

 

Instead, our children receive zeros, failing grades, and are being retained at ALARMING RATES and have DECREASE GRADUATION RATES!! Every child who attend WCPSS need a SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH and FIFTH Chance to SUCEED at Learning while ACHIEVING Mastery!!! All children do not learn at the SAME RATE/Pace.

 

Discrimination, SEGREGATION occurs when students do not receive the same opportunities for achieving mastery and equity when being evaluated on graded activities.

 

Are these students at Panther Creek more deserving of a second chance because they are from an affluent family and viewed as UPPER Middle Class students who attend one of the top schools in the nation? Have these students cheated before and did not get caught? As a result of CHEATIING, are  they in the top 10% of their graduating class? Will Cheating impact their Class Rank ,TRANSCRIPT and enable them to go to COLLEGE!! Given these students a SECOND CHANGE puts the spotlight Wake County Public Schools and shows the countless flaws in the present Grading Policy.

All students deserve the same opportunities even if CAUGHT CHEATINIG!!!

 
 

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About Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children (CCCAAC):

CCAAC is a parent based organization advocating for students who attend public schools. Our goal is to empower parents to become effective advocates for their children while providing them with information on Wake County Public School System's laws policies, and procedures that govern our children, and to assist parents in helping their children make choices that will enhance their children's educational opportunities.

 

For more information about the CCCAAC, please visit our website at www.ccaac.com.

 

919 2319057

www.cccaac.com

For Immediate Release

 

The Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children believes that the inaction of the WCPSS Student Achievement Committee is a major contributing factor in the failing of our students. As elected officials, school board members have the primary responsibility to ensure that all children receive equal educational opportunities. . Student Achievement committee meetings have been delayed for over a year, an inexcusable dereliction of duty that is gravely impacting our children’s future.

The CCCAAC believes that “grades” determine our children future by affecting graduation rates, promotion, and college admission and scholarship opportunities for our children.  Putting the “New Grading Policy” on hold for a year has resulted in our children being retained at alarming rates and failing courses that are needed for graduation. 

A community meeting will be held on Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 East Martin Martin Street, Corner of State and Martin Street, Raleigh, North Carolina

SPONSORED BY THE COALITION OF CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN

 

 

“Community Engagement Meeting”

Special Guests:

Keith Sutton, WCPSS Board Member

Jason Langberg, – School To Prison Pipeline

 

WHEN:                 Monday, April 9, 2012


WHERE:                  Martin Street Baptist Church

                           1001 East Martin Street

                           Johnson Building (State Street entrance)

          
TIME:                      6:30 pm to 8:00pm

 

WHO:                      Parents, concerned citizens, educators and other interested persons will have an opportunity to ask questions/share concerns, hear important data that impact the quality of our children’s education. There will be an update on Walnut Creek Elementary School, bell changes, school assignments issues and other concerns of the community.

                                    

WHAT:                    The following topics will be discussed:

 

  WCPSS Bell Changes

 

  Walnut Creek Elementary Update

 

  Impact of Round One Choice On SE Raleigh

 

  School To Prison Pipeline

 



WashPost: N.C. school diversity plan: a policy, not a panacea

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Comments regarding Wake County's Superintendent

1. The State of North Carolina requires teachers to be certified in their area of expertise and that our school board superseded the requirements mandating that our chief/superintendent have prior educational background by allowing a person with no training to be in charge of the teachers and other highly qualified staff/administrators here in WCPSS.
2. A non prepared superintendent sends a double message to our children/community about the need to receive education/training  to be effective in your concentrated area. 
3.  Would Wake County Superintendent Anthony Tata been able to retire from the US Army as a brigadier general without prior experience/expertise?
4.  What is his expertise in education and how will he be able to evaluate the effectiveness of others who have training and a background in education?
5.  Does he qualify to be able to advocate for  children and will  he understand  that all children must receive a high quality education? Does he understand the challenges and issues  many of our children face here in WCPSS?  THIS IS A SAD DAY in Wake County!!
 
AN ANALOGY USED!
1. I am in need of emergency surgery for a life threatening illness and they send in a unlicensed, untrained person who cannot assist me.   What will the outcome be?
 
Our children value!
Does anybody care?
Is anybody listening?
 
A friend outside of Wake County,
 
 

COALITION OF CONCERNED CITIZENS

FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN

 

 

Contact: Calla Wright                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tel: (919) 231-9057

Email: ccaac_aacca@yahoo.com

 

 

CITIZEN’S GROUP ANNOUNCES WAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATES FORUM

 

Raleigh,
                                    NC—September 16, 2010—The Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children (CCCAAC) announces that
                                    it will host a debate forum featuring candidates for the office of Wake County Commissioner, to be held on Thursday, September
                                    30, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Martin Street Baptist Church, Johnson Building, 1001
                                    East Martin Street, Raleigh.  
 
The debate forum will provide an opportunity for parents, concerned citizens, educators and other interested persons to learn more about the candidates for County Commissioner
                                    and how their decisions will impact the education of Wake County public school students. 
                                    Among the topics to be addressed are: equal education for all children, the proposed community zones being discussed
                                    as part of the WCPSS reassignment plan, as well as budget and other equity issues. 
 
“Voting is the most effective way to make your voice count,” said Calla Wright,
                                    President of CCCAAC.  “Last year’s low voter turnout resulted in a complete upheaval of the student assignment policy.  It is essential that anyone eligible to vote in Wake County understands both
                                    the role of the County Commissioners in funding our schools, as well where each candidate stands on the public education issues
                                    that are dividing our community,” she continued. “On this, the forty fifth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, every eligible citizen should be highly motivated
                                    to exercise their right to vote.”
 

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About Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children (CCCAAC):

CCAAC is a parent based organization advocating for students who attend public schools. Our goal is to empower parents to become effective advocates for their children while providing them with information on Wake County Public School System's laws policies, and procedures that govern our children, and to assist parents in helping their children make choices that will enhance their children's educational opportunities.

 

For more information about the CCCAAC, please visit our website at www.ccaac.com.

 

For Immediate Release

   Coalition Of Concerned Citizens For African American Children

   Gerald Wright

   919 231-9057

   www.cccaac.com

 

 

       The Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children announces our group’s input regarding the qualifications of our next superintendent for Wake County Public School System.                      

                                          

 

We believe our next superintendent should have the following qualifications:

 

1.    Experience in a variety of positions in public and urban education in an area that is comparable to Wake County including experience as a senior administrator

2.    Intimate knowledge of the daily work & responsibilities of general education teachers

3.    A track record of fairness and open-mindedness

4.    Excellent interpersonal skills

5.    Ability to articulate a coherent vision for excellence and lead others in a quest for the vision.

 

 

 

 

 

The CCCAAC is a parent based organization advocating that all students who attend public schools should receive a high quality education. 

Students benefit when they attend schools that are ethnically and economically diverse.

 

 

 

 

For Immediate Release

   Coalition Of Concerned Citizens For African American Children

   Gerald Wright

   919 231-9057

   www.cccaac.com

 

                                        

                                          

                                         

THE CCCAAC Comments on Proposed Changes to Job Description for Superintendent

 

The recent proposed changes to the Job Description for Superintendent supported by WCPSS BOE majority continue to show their efforts to promote racial and economic divide among our community and students.  Separating students according to race and economic divide does not provide quality education for all children but rather support segregation.

 

The BOE majority continues to make decision regarding the education of our

children without having knowledge/understanding the need for quality education for all children.

 

Does the BOE understand?

 

*Business leaders work to garner yearly profit versus an educator who works for dividends that occur at the end of the education cycle; graduation from high school

*The Business community interest is only for financial profit versus an educator who is concerned about educating all children and has been trained in the profession of education

 * A business can control their clientele versus an educator who teaches public education which is opened to the public.

 

Non-Educator as a Superintendent:

 

1. Would the BOE majority seek a doctor/surgeon for medical care who has not been trained in the medical profession when you are ill and in desperate need of urgent health care?

 

2. Would the BOE majority seek an attorney who has no legal training when you are on death row?

 

3. Would the BOE majority seek a dentist without proper training when needed to be properly fitted for dentures?

 

4. Would the BOE majority seek legal services from a business person who has no legal knowledge or legal experience?

 

5. Would the BOE majority seek a leader for our school system, someone who has no educational background or knowledge to lead our school system?

 

 

 The fight is for ALL CHILDREN!!

 

It’s all about the children!!!

 For Immediate Release

   Coalition Of Concerned Citizens For African American Children
   Calla Wright
   919 231-9057
 
                                        
                                          
                                         
                                          CCCAAC Comments on WCPSS BOE Propose
                         Reassignment Plan
 
The recent proposed Reassignment Plan supported by WCPSS BOE majority continues to show their efforts to promote racial and economic divide among our students, and community.  Separating students according to race and economic divide does not promote/foster equal education opportunities for all children but rather supports inequalities and separation.
 
The BOE majority continues to make decision regarding the education of our children without having  knowledge/understanding/ major connections to families and students of diverse cultures and backgrounds.  The CCCAAC urges them to visit all areas of Wake County in order to have a clear understanding of the economic struggles many families and their children face. Making decisions without  complete understanding of the economic and racial factors an addition to not having knowledge of the demographics of Wake County community does not give struggling families and their children equal access to education
 
 
The CCCAAC challenges the BOE majority to visit all of the Wake County neighborhoods in order to understand why we must not alienate/separate children.
All children deserve an equal chance in life and an equal education is a BASIC HUMAN RIGHT.


Immediate Release
Coalition Of Concerned Citizens for African American Children
ccaac_aacca@yahoo.com 

www.cccaac.com
 

             Citizens Speak on WCPSS Diversity Policy:

 The CCCAAC will hold a press conference on Monday, March 22, 2010, 5:30 p.m. at Martin St. Baptist Church, Johnson Building to address WCPSS Diversity Policy. Members from the faith based community, sororities, fraternities, community organizations, citizens, and all who support equal educational opportunities and socioeconomic diversity will join us as we speak as one voice and as a united community.
  We must let the BOE know that we as a community, believe that all children benefit when they attend schools that are racially and economically diverse.

  WE invite you to join our united community in support of Wake's DIVERSITY Policy!

A Prayer Vigil will follow the press conference


 

 

 

Contact: Calla Wright                                      IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tel: (919) 231-9057

Email: ccaac_aacca@yahoo.com

www.cccaac.com

 

 

CITIZEN’S Comment On Superintendent Del Burns

 

            The Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children (CCCAAC) feels that losing Dr. Del Burns is a tremendous loss to our school system, community and most importantly our children.  During his tenure, Dr. Burns implemented several programs/resources/tools to eliminate the achievement gap.  The Curriculum Management Audit and Professional Learning Communities/Grading Practice Review, are some of the tools that are widely used to improve student academic performance/achievement. The resources and tools address the needs of all learners and promote equal educational opportunities for all children; from struggling to academically gifted students.

 

 According to Dr. Burns, “Our students’ academic performance, although high by state and national standards, has been on a plateau since 2003.  Academic standards are continuing to increase, including elementary and middle school math, various high school courses and overall graduation requirements.  With high standards comes increased urgency in our efforts to eliminate achievement gaps between a child’s performance and potential--both for our struggling and academically gifted students.”  Please view www.cccaac.com to trace achievement data from 2005 which shows  the gap was closing.  North Carolina Department of Public Instruction re-normed the reading and math standards in addition to changing graduation requirements which impacted recent test scores, graduation rates and achievement levels.

 

WCPSS Diversity Plans help children learn how to live in an integrated/diverse society where people are not judged by their socio-economic status, race or ethnicity. Children are allowed to interact with others who have different backgrounds and cultures but all seek a high quality education as a common goal.  Having diverse population in schools yield more than good test scores, it is the catalyst for creating a diverse society.

 

The CCCAAC believes that students benefit when they attend schools that are racially and economically diverse.
 

 

 

 

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Press Release

COALITION OF CONCERNED CITIZENS
FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN 


   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel: (919) 231-9057
Email: ccaac_aacca@ yahoo.com


CITIZEN’S GROUP SUPPORTS
Wake County Public School Grading Practice Review
                The Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American
Children
(CCCAAC) announces its support for WCPSS effort to review its grading
practice. We believe that the review will allow WCPSS to develop a systematic
grading practice that will allow all students an equal opportunity to receive
equitable evaluation on assessments; both formative and summative.    Developing
a common grading practice will impact the academic achievement and academic
performance of all students. This review is consistent with the district’s
longstanding commitment to ensure that all students receive equal education
opportunities
while supporting a diverse population at each school. 
           
The CCCAAC is a parent/community- based organization whose mission is to assist
parents in helping their children receive optimal educational opportunities
The CCCAAC believes that all students benefit when they attend economically and
racially diverse schools. 
 
 
COALITION OF CONCERNED CITIZENS
FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN
 
 
Contact: Calla Wright                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel: (919) 231-9057
Email: ccaac_aacca@yahoo.com
 
 
CITIZEN’S GROUP SUPPORTS
Wake County Public School Year Round Plan:
Plan promotes academic achievement for all children
 
            The Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children (CCCAAC) announces its continued support for the reassignment plan proposed by the Wake County Public School System.  The plan is consistent with the district’s longstanding commitment to a successful educational experience for all children while supporting a diverse population at each school. 

SURVIVAL 101:
A DIALOGUE ON THE IMPACT
OF THE TRAYVON MARTIN
CASE ON BLACK YOUTH
BROUGHT TO YOU BY CCCAAC, Inc. & Martin Street Baptist Church
CALL: Calla @ 919-413-7397 or Marjorie 919-386-9634 for more information
NO JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON
 
It's unbearable to conceive
What happened to you,
At the hands of a fanatic
Who claims he was in strife,
pursued you, and took your life.
 
We are in pain. We are in despair.
In our minds, you were our own.
It breaks our hearts that you are gone.
We pray you are safely in God's care;
All over the world, grief, we share
 
To your family and friends:
“God will help you to bear
The pain, the suffering, and the despair.
Life is a journey; we cannot predict the end.
But if you believe, you will see Trayvon again!”
 
 Our Justice System:
 
You did the wrong thing! 
You allowed wrong to prevail
And declared right to be wrong!
And By manipulating the truths,
Justice was not done.
 
The eyes of the world are upon us!
The greatest nation in the world,
Now observed with disgust,
Because our Justice System refused to be just.
Not another child! Not again! Never again!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
Delores Murphy (Sharing my thoughts)
 

919-413-7397

www.cccaac.com

For Immediate Release

The Coalition Of Concerned Citizens for African American Children is a parent based organization advocating for students who attend public schools. On behalf of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children, we find it highly offensive that Representative Tillis and his fellow supporters are willing to sacrifice our children's education by continuing to allow our public dollars to be used for funding of private and charter schools. WE are a parent based advocacy group empowering parents to advocate for their children using policies and state laws that support equal education for all students.

As you know, the CCCAAC supports equal education for all students and we strongly believe that children learn best in an ethnically and economically diverse setting. Based on the recent research data, charter and private schools are NOT able to better educate our children therefore, all state dollars should remain in public school.

Here are few examples that show that charter and private schools are not equipped and better able to education our children even though they have extremely small class size compared to the traditional public school setting.

1. Torchlight Academy has been under the financial microscope following the audit in 2009. They are a public school who receives public funding, and we are requesting that NC Charter Schools share details of the audit from Torchlight Academy with the public. In addition, we request that NC Charter School Office share all financial information as it relates to the spending of our taxpayers money with the public immediately!

2. Torchlight was found to be among the lowest performing charter school in the State of North Carolina in 2007.

3. Preeminent Charter School test scores range in 2008-2012 eighth grade reading ranges from 35% to 48% in reading. Science test scores ranges from 18% to 58%. Reading scores for 3rd grade range from 15% to 61%.

3. Marcus Garvey Academy in Cleveland, Ohio a charter school showed that teachers at some of your charter schools are willing to cheat and deprive our children of getting a sound basic education.

According to a scoring company in Ohio "Marcus Garvey had significantly more than the state's average of answers being erased and changed from wrong to right answers according to ODE."

The suspension rates at North Carolina Charter School for African American Children remain enormous with highly:

1. KIPP Academy in Charlotte suspended 148 African Americans

2. Research Triangle Charter suspended 92 A/A

3. Children Village suspended 49

4. Rocky Mount Prep suspended 231

5. Sallie B. Howard suspended 320

6. Hope Charter suspended 26

7. Healthy Start suspended 25

8. Guilford Prep suspended 28

9.Torchlight Academy suspended 3

Based on the information we provided, CCCAAC is requesting that the Republican Legislature eliminate the use of the vouchers for use of private and charter school education. It is clearly, Rep. Tillis and his supporters’ failed attempt to allow our children to remain in isolated education venues that do not lead to a sound basic education.

We strongly encouraged parents, citizens and taxpayers to continue to closely monitor the actions and decisions of the Wake County School Board Of Education in addition to studying the system policies and procedures of local and state laws that govern our children's education.

CCCAAC believe that children benefit when they attend public schools that are economically and ethnically diverse.

Commmunity and Parents For Responsible School Discipline

A Division of the CCCAAC

Will hold a meeting to discuss:

        How to remedy the circumstances surrounding the 7 students Arrested at Enloe High School for allegedly throwing water balloons and the 1 student who was assaulted by Raleigh Police Officers

 

        Hear parent/guardian complaints of wrongful suspensions (from any school in Wake County), and provide plans to resolve or prevent future wrongful suspensions

 

        Determine if we have cases to support the filling of a federal complaint against Wake County Public Schools with the Office of Civil Rights

 

Who Should attend?  Any Parent/Guardian who has a child that attends Wake County Public Schools, and feel their child has been wrongfully suspended, arrested, or mistreated by the Student Resource Officer 

Where:          Martin Street Baptist Church 1001 E. Martin Street (State Street Entrance)

When:           Thursday, May 30th 2014

Time:              6:30 p.m.

If you are able, bring any documents related to your case, i.e. suspension reports, police reports, juvenile justice reports, etc.  The time is now to speak up and advocate for your child(ren), suspension is not an option for an education. 

Upcoming Event

 

WHAT:         “ Common Core Standards”

WHEN:          February 21st, 2013

Where:           Martin Street Baptist Church

                       1001 East Martin St

                       Family Life Center

                       State Street Entrance

                       Raleigh, North Carolina

SPEAKER:    Ms. Cathy Moore,

                       Deputy Superintendent

                       School Performance

                       Wake County Public School

                       Dr. Todd Wirt

                       Assistant Superintendent for Academics

SPONSOR:    Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children, Inc.

TIME:            6:00 -7:30 p.m.

 

You are cordially invited to attend and  learn more about Common Core Standards. This seminar is designed to give parents, community leaders, and concerned citizens detailed information about the new curriculum standards and how they impact your child’s education.  We will discuss the following:

*What are Common Core Standards  Overview

*Elementary Standards

*Middle School Standard

*High School Standards

*Math Standards

*Language Arts Standard

*Resources

*Assessment Changes

 

If you have questions, concerns about these new policies, test standards and education policies, please make plans to attend this most important seminar..

We are a parent based organization advocating for students who attend public schools. Our goal is to empower parents to become effective advocates for their children while providing them with information on Wake County Public School System's laws, policies and procedures that govern our children, and to assist parents in helping their children make choices that will enhance their children's educational opportunities.

 

 

 

Contact: Calla Wright                                     IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tel: (919) 231-9057

Email: ccaac_aacca@yahoo.com

www.cccaac.com

 

 

CITIZEN’S Comment On Superintendent Del Burns

 

            The Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children (CCCAAC) feels that losing Dr. Del Burns is a tremendous loss to our school system, community and most importantly our children.  During his tenure, Dr. Burns implemented several programs/resources/tools to eliminate the achievement gap.  The Curriculum Management Audit and Professional Learning Communities/Grading Practice Review, are some of the tools that are widely used to improve student academic performance/achievement. The resources and tools address the needs of all learners and promote equal educational opportunities for all children; from struggling to academically gifted students.

 

 According to Dr. Burns, “Our students’ academic performance, although high by state and national standards, has been on a plateau since 2003.  Academic standards are continuing to increase, including elementary and middle school math, various high school courses and overall graduation requirements.  With high standards comes increased urgency in our efforts to eliminate achievement gaps between a child’s performance and potential--both for our struggling and academically gifted students.”  Please view www.cccaac.com to trace achievement data from 2005 which shows  the gap was closing.  North Carolina Department of Public Instruction re-normed the reading and math standards in addition to changing graduation requirements which impacted recent test scores, graduation rates and achievement levels.

 

WCPSS Diversity Plans help children learn how to live in an integrated/diverse society where people are not judged by their socio-economic status, race or ethnicity. Children are allowed to interact with others who have different backgrounds and cultures but all seek a high quality education as a common goal.  Having diverse population in schools yield more than good test scores, it is the catalyst for creating a diverse society.

 

The CCCAAC believes that students benefit when they attend schools that are racially and economically diverse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press Release

Posted by: "Calla Wright" ccaac_aacca@yahoo.com   ccaac_aacca

Thu Jul 9, 2009 6:36 pm (PDT)



We need to support this initiative which is a result of a seminar that was held earlier .
 
 
COALITION OF CONCERNED CITIZENS
FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN
 
 
                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel: (919) 231-9757
Email: ccaac_aacca@ yahoo.com