How do you explain the opportunity gap to someone who isn’t familiar with the education debate? Just show them this new video from the OTL Campaign!
Today we are excited to release “A Special Message to Grown Ups, Love Kids,” a video introduction to the OTL Campaign that we developed with the help of the phenomenal video production studio SoulPancake. It provides a simple explanation of why all kids deserve the same resources and opportunities to learn.
As if that wasn’t enough, the video also features an adorable cast (pictured above), including internet star Kid President who’s best known for his widely popular and inspiring Pep Talk video.
So sit back and enjoy the video. And don’t forget to share it with your friends on Facebookand Twitter to help spread the OTL message far and wide!
The Opportunity to Learn (OTL) Campaign unites a growing coalition of advocates and organizers from across the country working to ensure that all students have access to a high quality public education. The Campaign includes local, state and national organizations, grassroots community leaders, policymakers, youth organizers, business leaders and philanthropic partners.
Standards-based reform, and the high-stakes testing that goes with it, has been our nation’s dominant education policy in recent decades. But this approach has done nothing to address the deep inequities in access to educational opportunity, particularly for low-income students and students of color. By focusing solely on the achievement gap, our nation has failed to address the opportunity gap that creates it.
The OTL Campaign advocates for a supports-based reform agenda that provides students with the resources and opportunities they need to succeed. These include:
- High quality early education and grade level reading
- Equitable funding and resources
- Student-centered supports
- Highly prepared and effective teachers
- College preparatory curriculum
- Effective school discipline
Fore more about OTL, visit their website.