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Inseparable Imperatives: Education, Equity, and the Economy


The Supreme Court declared “separate but equal” to be unconstitutional back in 1954, but 60 years after that historic decision, many communities still struggle to provide equal opportunities in their schools. We know that everyone benefits when more students graduate on time and earn a diploma. It’s the ticket to further education, training, and jobs. Educating all students, especially students of color, means a stronger economy for all of us. Visit to learn more.

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    Posted 7 years ago

    Early quality education is even more important for parents working multiple job and perhaps are not able to provide some of the at-home training that boosts skills and interests in learning. Low-income students tend to show the lowest proficiency in reading which can lead to a life-long prediction of problems vs. a life-long learning experience. Investing in our students early is worth promoting more positive outcomes instead of paying for prisons, drug rehabs, health care, Our productivity loss as a country also increases when each child loses out on realizing his/her potential! So clearly, Increasing graduation rates is important as it is critical for All to have a high quality education. For more, see my blog

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