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BLAQUE KC: KCTV 5 Representation Matters Feature
Read more about representation in Kansas City schools
As Kansas City schools returned from summer break, Dr. Cokethea Hill, founder of Black Leaders Advancing Quality Urban Education (BLAQUE KC), told a local news station that the inequities within the education system are now as glaring as ever. With just 15 percent of Black students on grade level in Missouri, the task at hand is clear, Dr. Hill observed.
“We believe that the cornerstone of a quality school system is good governance.” said Dr. Hill. “You can’t build a world-class system without the active engagement of parents and community members. To make changes in schools, we need to codify our wishes, dreams, and demands in policy that is actionable.”