One Step Closer to 10 out of 10

Yesterday was a historic day, not just for TEN, but more importantly the families and students across Denver. It is no secret that TEN believes and insists that all students are brilliant. Unfortunately, oppressive educational practices and systems don’t always agree with us. That is why we fight every single day to ensure that students are given the opportunities that they deserve. Two consecutive years in a row, on 10/10, we’ve proven that we can win this fight.

In 2018 we organized with families from Adams 14. They were upset and continually let down by the districts’ chronic underperformance. We couldn’t grasp how to make a change at the district level. Along with our parent leaders, we asked the question, “who is ultimately responsible for our school districts?” and by asking that simple question, we became empowered. Through extensive organizing and research, it was time to take action.