Many say they can feel it. Something about our neighborhoods, our lifestyle just isn't what it used to be. Closing the Gap believes what many of us are feeling is our future, our children's future, being whittled away by a startling fact. Two out of three children in California are graduating from high school without having taken the required courses to even apply to a state university, no less gain admission.
When you look at African American, Latino, Southeast Asian and low income White students, the number jumps to nearly four out of five. It's called the achievement gap. The gap is widening, and taking with it some of our best and brightest stars of the future. Closing the Gap is committed to reducing the achievement gap. We are finding, and then funding programs to help students achieve their greatest potential.