The Stats

  • By age 2, disparities already show between black and white children. Fewer black children demonstrate proficiency in development skills such as receptive vocabulary, expressive vocabulary, matching, early counting, math, color knowledge, numbers and shapes.

  • While 91 percent of white children aged 3 to 5 who weren’t enrolled in kindergarten were read to by family members three or more times per week, 78 percent of black children were read to with the same frequency.

  • 12 percent of black students are held back in ninth grade, while only 4 percent of white students are held back, according to the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection.

  • Blacks make up 18 percent of students in preschool, but account for 42 percent of students with an out-of-school suspension and 48 percent of students with multiple out-of-school suspensions.

  • When the U.S. Department of Education collected data in the 2007-2008 school year, 80 percent of principals in public schools were white. Meanwhile, only 6.2 percent of high school public school teachers across all subject areas are black — the highest percentage is for health and physical education, where 9.2 percent of teachers are black.

Source: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2015/01/28/us-education-still-separate-and-unequal

We seek to be a part of the solution that will help eradicate the ongoing and negative educational and social outcomes in the United States.  I Am W.E.E. Nation understands the importance music (and art) plays in children’s development and its critical role in the process of "wiring" a young child's brain.

We know that all children learn by watching, listening and especially doing. It is our responsibility to develop and design music (and art) programs, (i.e., classes, assemblies, workshops, music CD’s, books, etc.) that will help us be a part of the larger movement of change necessary for all children to live in a safe and inclusive society.