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READ THE PARENT VISION FOR A MORE JUST AND EQUITABLE IPS
In March of 2021, after months of committee meetings, dedicated IPS parents released their vision for how Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) can dramatically increase achievement for Black and Brown students and ensure greater equity across the district’s family of schools.
The document — “A Parent Vision for a More Just and Equitable IPS” — contains several recommendations aimed at addressing generations-old systemic racism, which is having a significant impact on educational opportunity for children of color.
As a result of the parent vision, IPS leaders passed bold board goals in June aimed at closing that opportunity gap for students of color.
Parents then gathered more than 1,200 signatures from residents connected to IPS endorsing additional recommendations from their document and released those signatures to district leaders in July.
Today, parents are still advocating for additional change in the district by speaking at IPS board meetings, attending community conversations and through emailing district leaders.
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After the Indiana General Assembly’s 2021 legislative session, we saw some significant changes because of advocates like you. It has never been more important to keep the momentum going. Bills are already being written for the 2022 legislative session and we know that your support can make a difference and ensure that youth justice is a priority for our legislators.
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If you or someone you know has experienced our youth justice system, please share your story by using the form on this page. Last legislative session, we proved that sharing stories from real people who have been impacted by our broken systems can truly create positive change.