Today's Date: March 8, 2021
EstrellaTV to Premiere New Season of Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento on Monday, March 29 at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT   •   Banks Provide $750K Subsidy to Build 76 Homes for Homeless Individuals   •   MediaCom Senior Hires to Fuel Transformation and Growth in the US   •   10 Million Users: Taimi Marks a Major Milestone   •   Brad's Deals Launches the "S-H-E Shop" to Celebrate International Women's Day   •   Voya Foundation and Teach For America collaborate to diversify America’s teaching workforce   •   BMO Issues C$750 million Women in Business Bond In Support of Women-Owned Businesses   •   Sono Bello Partners with Dress for Success® to Present Annual Your Hour, Her Power® Campaign Spotlighting the Importance   •   Motorcycle Industry Trailblazer Joins Comoto Family of Brands to Build Community and Better Serve the Ever-Evolving Female Rider   •   Native American Indigenous and Tribal Communities' Rights Organization Releases Open Letter to French Model Jeanne Cadieu   •   CORRECTING and REPLACING PHOTO Motorcycle Industry Trailblazer Joins Comoto Family of Brands to Build Community and Better Serve   •   BMO Issues C$750 million Women in Business Bond In Support of Women-Owned Businesses   •   Neiman Marcus Group Honors International Women's Day Through "Celebrating Women's History, Supporting Female Futures" Campaign   •   On International Women's Day, Credello Explores Gender Inequality in the Housing Market   •   PRSA-NY Joins Forces With Red Shoe Movement to Celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day   •   Mon Tonton and The Red Hat Society launch their partnership to boost the 'Sisterhood' for women after fifty into the future.   •   Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Sets New Worker Wellbeing Goal to Educate and Empower Workers in its Supply Chain   •   Serfass Construction and LANTA Announce New Paratransit Operations Facility   •   Statement on International Women’s Day 2021 by Julia Simon, Chief Legal and Diversity Officer of Mary Kay Inc.   •   BLK Partners with Trailblazing Black Women for "Connection, Community & Conversation: How to Mobilize Your Black Girl Magic
Bookmark and Share

Education Investment Must Come With Policy Change, Says Education Rights Group

    

 

 
WASHINGTON — The Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE), a coalition of civil rights organizations focused on high school education reform, is encouraged by President Obama’s call for investment in education and encourages swift action to maximize its effect.
 
During last night’s State of the Union address, the President correctly equated education with economic recovery and noted that in America, income and zip code should not determine the quality of a child’s education. According to CHSE, successful education reform depends on elevating academic standards, improving educational data, and bringing the most effective teachers into high school classrooms. However, to have a real impact on the achievement gap that plagues our high schools, investment must be coupled with policies that make high standards and graduation the norm.
 
CHSE notes that delivering on the promise of a world-class education for every American child is essential to facilitating long-term economic recovery. For instance, the Alliance for Excellent Education has found that halving the number of 2008 high school dropouts in the nation’s largest cities and metropolitan areas would increase combined earnings by $4.1 billion, state and local tax revenues by up to $536 million, and the gross regional products of their areas by $5.3 billion every year.
 
“The President’s proposal indicates a commitment to the success of every child,” said Michael Wotorson, executive director of CHSE. “But to make lasting reform a reality and to truly impact the economy, now is the time for an intense effort on behalf of his administration to strengthen and reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Only then can we institutionalize the changes that will make a difference to every high school student nationwide, regardless of race or socioeconomic status.”
# # #
 
CHSE is a coalition of leading civil rights organizations representing communities of color that is focused on high school education reform. Members include the National Urban League, National Council of La Raza, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, League of United Latin American Citizens, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, Alliance for Excellent Education, National Indian Education Association, and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center.
 
CHSE is a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.          


Campaign for High School Equity, 2121 K St., NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037 United States
Leslie Brenowitz, (202) 331-4323
lbrenowitz@vancomm.com



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News