EDUCATION IN CRISIS!!

After 90 years of abuse in the public school system, DCCS members are facing another key milestone in their history.

The DCCS strives to secure education opportunities for its members, especially in cases where those opportunities wouldn't otherwise be available to them.

This is nothing new. For many years, DCCS members have been systematically excluded from positions in their communities simply because they were members. High school graduation rates among DCCS youth began diverging from the surrounding population in 1960, eventually dipping as much as 25% below the surrounding population in 1990 (85% vs 60%). These rates have only recovered recently, finally surpassing the surrounding population due in large part because of the environment created by the board members and administrators of Vanguard Academy. Read more about the history here...

The Utah State Charter School Board (SCSB) has taken steps to remove ALL members of Vanguard Academy's board due to their membership or perceived association with the DCCS. Read more about Vanguard and the SCSB here..

It tells our students, Utah still considers you a 2nd class citizen!

The stories of discrimination are not just isolated incidents! They are systematic. They are statewide. They cross into many cities, and districts. They have come from all levels of Utah's education system; from educators and staff, to administrators and University President's. This is on you, Utah!

Read our stories below:

Elementary, Student at Box Elder School District

September 15, 2022

The following is a story from one of our members attending school in Box Elder County and SLCC

10th Grade, Student in Salt Lake City School District

September 15, 2022

The following is an experience of a DCCS member attending Jr High in the Salt Lake City School District

Accounting Program, Student at Salt Lake Community College

September 15, 2022

The following is an experience several DCCS members had with an SLCC accounting professor

9th Grade, Student in the Murray School District

September 8, 2022

The following is an account from a DCCS member who attended Jr High in the Murray School District

5th Grade, Student at Granite School District

September 8, 2022

The following is an experience from a DCCS member who attended school in the Granite School District

Mother of Students, Emery County School District

September 8, 2022

The following is an account from the mother of several DCCS children who attended school in the Emery County School District

8th Grade, Female Student in Davis School District

September 8, 2022

The following is an experience from a DCCS member who attended Jr High School in the Davis County School District

4th Grade, Female Student in Salt Lake City School District

September 7, 2022

Account from a DCCS member who attended elementary school in the Salt Lake City School District:

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