We recognize that systemic change happens as the result of deep collaboration in identifying best practices for developing young people into positive, contributing members of society. However, even though it is widely accepted that educational attainment is critical to the lifelong health and success of students, there is little consensus about the type of education young people need.
Interventions abound but the failure rate of students, disproportionately low-income students of color, continues to rise. Something remains amiss. Given this crisis in California, each year we bring critical stakeholders together to address some of the pertinent issues of our time.