The Civil Right of Education, By the Numbers
We will know that we have achieved educational justice when the faces of our high school graduates look no different from those of entering kindergartners, and our college graduates no different from them.
In October 2019, we created a “walk” through key indicators of progress, and of challenge. Taken together, these data tell the story of education in America at this moment. But this story is not over; these data are not locked. Rather, they capture realities we can change—if we commit, together, to doing so.
A just and equitable nation treats access to high-quality education as a civil right. We know what can happen when we really focus our energies—as communities, as states, and as a country—on what works. But far too much talent is still squandered. Despite progress, an honest look at key education and social statistics is a sobering, sometimes gut-wrenching reminder of how far we have yet to go.
BY THE NUMBERS: A CASE FOR THE CIVIL RIGHT OF EDUCATION
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CHECK OUT THE RETHINK TOGETHER FORUM TO CONNECT WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, AND FAMILIES ABOUT WHAT’S POSSIBLE. HERE ARE SOME HOT TOPICS PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT ON THE FORUM: