Education Crisis in the FNE

Gabe Lindsay 4/26/2018 DPS School Board Public Comment

Tonight, I am here to yet again bring to light the crisis that our students are facing in the Far North east Community and in our district.

We are concerned. Our community is concerned. We DO NOT understand why the Superintendent and the DPS board members are not.

We are concerned that this District is not preparing ALL our kids for a life of promise, they are not preparing them for a life of opportunity.

After looking at the data on the achievement gaps and lack of high quality seats in this Far Northeast community, we are concerned that this school district is graduating kids who can’t read a grade level text book, let alone a job application. These children aren’t just numbers to us, we know them.

4 out of every 10 students in the third grade in Denver Public Schools are proficient readers. </