February 25, 2020         
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs: Alcohol Ads Lead to Youth Drinking, Should be More Regulated, Experts Say   •   East Tennessee State University improving education for dental hygienists who work with children with sensory processing disorde   •   SBA to Host Information Call on Funding Competition for Organizations Providing Training to Women Veteran Entrepreneurs   •   Guaranteed Rate Supports VA Borrowers through Proud Partnership with the USO   •   nextSource is officially a WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)   •   CAIR Calls on International Community to Condemn India's Anti-Muslim Law, Resulting Deaths   •   Ovarian Cancer Canada Applauds Nova Scotia's Bold Commitment to Saving Women's Lives   •   “The 51st NAACP Image Awards” Illuminated the Airwaves With Black Excellence and Lit Up the Ratings With 1.8 Million   •   ARC Makes Strong Debut on HRC’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index   •   Baby Making After Valentine’s Day Means a Turkey Time Baby: Preparing for a Summer Bump & Thanksgiving Wobble   •   Washington Prime Group Announces HomeGoods to Open at Mesa Mall   •   L’eggs® Announces Partnership with ‘Operation: Deploy Your Dress’   •   Discover Recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality For Seventh Consecutive Year   •   Guard your state-of-the-art Samsung Galaxy S20 phone with Gadget Guard Black Ice Flex screen protector   •   Mattel Announces Ruth Handler Mentorship Program for Women in Toys Timed to Company’s 75th Anniversary   •   OG&E announces new solar projects with Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes; solar energy centers to be built in Davis and Durant, O   •   Corporate Social Responsibility Related News Releases and Story Ideas for Reporters, Bloggers and Media Outlets   •   TherapeuticsMD and Afaxys Enter Into Agreement to Expand Access to ANNOVERA® in the U.S. Public Health Sector   •   Electronic Health Record System for Long-Term Services and Supports Provides Suite of Tools for Children's Services Providers   •   Axalta Coating Systems Customize Cars for Children with Cognitive or Physical Challenges
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