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FACT #1

According to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1 out of every 3 Black boys born today can be expected to be sentenced to prison—compared to 1 out of 6 Latino boys, and 1 out of 17 white boys.

FACT #2

According to the NAACP, spending on prisons and jails has increased at triple the rate of spending on Pre‐K‐12 public education in the last 30 years.

FACT #3

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2019, the percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property was higher who were not sure about their sexual identity (13%) and for students who were gay, lesbian, or bisexual (12%) than for heterosexual students (6%).

FACT #4

According to YWCABHAM, minority students are 2 times more likely to feel unsafe in schools in America compared to the number of white students.

FACT #5

According to the National Education Association, teachers are paid approximately 20% less than other college-educated workers with similar experience.

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