Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE)
MALDEF is a member of this diverse coalition of national organizations representing communities of color that believe high schools should have the capacity and motivation to prepare every student for graduation, college, work, and life.
CHSE represents Americans of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, united under the mission of raising every U.S. high school to the high level of excellence that all of the country's youth deserve and upon which the nation's future depends. The Campaign for High School Equity seeks to:
- Provide a unique and important perspective on federal and national education policy issues critical to high school reform
- Educate diverse communities about the need and options for serious reforms in high school education
- Engage in strategic advocacy activities that mobilize constituencies to push for changes that produce positive outcomes for students of color and low-income students including; 1) the adoption and implementation of Common Core State Standards (includes the development of an advocacy strategy on CCSS and the effect on English Language Learners and students of color), 2) the promotion of effective teaching, and 3) the expansion of learning time
Our partners include: National Urban League • National Council of La Raza • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund • League of United Latin American Citizens • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund • Alliance for Excellent Education • National Indian Education Association • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center