Steve Long (Long’s Graphics in Dayton, OH) provided me with the graphics he created for the Kettering Foundation framing, “Too Many Children Left Behind“. As noted in an earlier posting, Texas Forums will be assisting with the community engagement initiative to close the achievement gap in Central Texas. Partners on this project thus far include E3 Alliance, Austin Voices for Education and Youth and the United Way Capital Area. (I say “thus far” because, based on the enthusiastic response we are getting from the school superintendents, grass roots organizers, university presidents and local nonprofits, the list of partners is about to explode!)
I uploaded these graphics to the Texas Forums flickr site. This will make it easier for us to access these gaphics AND to make comments about which ones are and are not appropriate for us to use in our own local framing. Steve offered these for fellow National Issues Forums colleagues and anyone around the country who is holding forums on this issue. Thanks Steve!
Here’s a sample:
There are also some graphics in black and white for those of us on a budget!
Later I’ll post some of the graphs and charts that Susan Dawson and the E3 Alliance team have collected. It’s a wealth of information and surprisingly, it’s information about the state of education in Central Texas that is not readily available.
Susan uses this data and slides to tell an inconvenient truth about education that should be made into a documentary.
Hey, there’s an idea!