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The TWO TOUR Pledge

You might already know that our public schools are increasingly segregated by race, socioeconomic status, and language background.  You might already know that your children are most likely to attend school with a vast majority of kids just like them. You might, as most parents claim, value racial diversity and feel a sense of disgust . You might care about that.

If this last point is true, if you might care about the inequities of our public school system and you might care about how segregation affects all kids and the nation as a whole, here’s an easy action.  Take the Two Tour Pledge.

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Register your Pledge commitment below! Let’s build this grassroots movement loud and strong!

And hey, share out the Pledge!

Here is a sample of integration questions to ask and a resource if the school isn’t in the business of giving tours).

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16 thoughts on “The TWO TOUR Pledge

  1. I’ve been reading a lot about citizenship over the past few days, a lot of calls for unity and calls to action and calls for standing up. And this is a good thing. It’s been my experience that people talk about social justice and DO actually care about social justice and want a less divided society… right up until the topic of schools and kids come up. And then all the kumbaya gets trumped (oops!) by “well, but, it’s my KID” and “I can’t sacrifice my kid for my ideals” and so on and so forth. But honestly, that logic doesn’t hold for me… Because until we behave like ideals and kids and parenting and justice are on the same side of the equation and not an either/or, we’re reproducing the whole mess in the next generation. It’s messy and hard sometimes but I am damn glad my kids are in school with (mostly) other kids from families not like ours.

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