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Sample Email to Support School Integration

Copy the below text and email the Howard County Council (councilmail@howardcountymd.gov) your support for Council Resolution 112, calling on the Howard County Public School System to prioritize economic, racial, and social integration in school redistricting.

Dear Howard County Council:


I strongly support Council Resolution 112, calling on the Howard County Public School System to ensure that Howard County Public Schools are integrated by socioeconomic factors and focus additional efforts and resources on addressing the achievement gaps and racial and socioeconomic disparities in Howard County schools. I want to thank Councilpeople Opel Jones, Christiana Rigby, and Deb Jung for their courage in sponsoring this resolution.


I am deeply concerned that Howard County schools are more segregated than they were in 1956.  Economic isolation disadvantages all students in our system.  Multiple studies show that when schools are integrated test scores and achievement rise for all students. Segregation in Howard County schools is unacceptable and against Howard County values! CR 112 is a courageous statement that Howard County will lead the way in confronting, and reversing, this tragic trend.  


Sincerely


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