As reported in the Washington Post, hundreds of Montgomery County students marched more than a mile on Sunday to draw attention to the achievement gap between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian peers on measures of academic success.
As described in the article,
Many of those involved said they wanted to change perceptions of minority students and demonstrate the intensity of student concern. The event was organized by students in minority scholars programs at 11 of Montgomery County’s 25 high schools. . . The message of the day was everywhere — “Close the Gap” — and those who spoke on the courthouse steps issued a passionate call for greater awareness and action from school leaders, parents, community organizations and students themselves.