Equity in Education Improves Workforce Pipelines

A critical part of building a diverse talent and leadership pipeline is addressing the systemic racism in the structure, policies, and practices of our education system. As we look toward recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential that we not only address the inequities amplified by the pandemic but also reimagine and restructure education systems to better work for all.

Equity in Education Initiative

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It’s estimated that if the Black and Hispanic student achievement gap would have been closed in 2009, the United States GDP would have been between $426 billion and $705 billion higher. Combined with learning losses due to the global pandemic, it is more important than ever that we take action to address the educational inequities that continue to exist.

Advocating for Equity in Education

America Succeeds’ Equity in Education Platform pursues five systemic changes to ensure every student truly has equitable access to quality education and an opportunity for future success.

On average, predominantly nonwhite school districts receive $2,226 less per student.

Only 13% of STEM leadership positions are held by people of color.

Black & Hispanic graduation rates increase by 6% when SEL competencies are taught.

Black students are 13% more likely to enroll in college if they have a Black teacher by the third grade.

Together, let’s reimagine a world where:

  • A student’s zip code and race don’t determine their learning opportunities and outcomes
  • There are numerous avenues for students of color to develop versatile STEM skill sets through coursework and learning opportunities
  • Students of color have access to teachers who look like them throughout their entire educational journey
  • Schools have curriculum that supports a student’s social and emotional well being
  • Students and families are empowered with educational options and resources giving them the freedom to choose the best course and school options

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