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Local Progress


Thanks to our volunteer's hard work and the good nature of our fellow Altadena voters, we not only beat our 2007 signature total in just the first quarter of this year, we now have less than one thousand signatures left to go. With just a few more signatures per volunteer, we can finish signature collection this year!

Why is this happening in Altadena? When there are so many communities in our country, what makes Altadena so special for being the next step in closing the academic achievement gap?

If you've been in Altadena for a while, or have met as many of our fellow citizens as some of our petitioners have these last couple of years, you've noticed the very good heart of our fellow Altadenans. Much like their predecessors who were the first to step up to facing the major injustices of their day (see "A History of Caring" pp 15-20.), the vast majority of our fellow citizens not only want to do the right thing, but are eager to learn more from others about what that right thing might be.

Is there a community somewhere in America that is further along than Altadena in closing its achievement gap? If so, we're not aware of it. And at over 86% of the way to finishing a petition drive for bringing the question of unifying a school district and closing the achievement gap to the voters, the presence of another community being ahead of us doesn't seem likely either. Let's get going so we can show others the way. If you have not already joined our justice pursuit, now would be a very good time to help collect the last signatures. Please click Get Involved!


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