Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Singles Forums Chat
Home > Blogs > Post Content

HOW AIMING FOR EQUITY: A GUIDE TO STATEWIDE ATTAINMENT GOALS FOR RACIAL EQUITY ADVOCATES BY ED TRUST! (656 hits)

For Immediate Release From Ed Trust - Tiffany Jones and Katie Berger!

A college education has never been more important. Over 99 percent of all jobs created during the recovery from the 2008 recession went to workers with at least some college experience. Nearly two-thirds of all jobs in the United States now require some form of postsecondary education. For most Americans, in most communities, a high school diploma is no longer enough to access the middle class.

However, as a college degree has become increasingly essential, getting one remains decidedly unequal. In Ed Trustís analysis of the State of Higher Education Equity, we found significant racial degree attainment differences between Black and Latino adults, and White adults, age 25-64. In such a diverse nation ó where more than half of public school students are students of color ó this educational inequality is a threat to a healthy economy, which depends on well-trained workers, as well as to a healthy democracy, which depends on well-informed citizens.


Click to Enlarge
Fortunately, there is reason to be hopeful: Policymakers across the U.S. seem to be embracing a renewed commitment to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities. National and state leaders have set ambitious goals to increase degree attainment rates, or the share of adults with a college degree or postsecondary credential.

For advocates for educational justice, itís our job to remain ever vigilant to ensure that these goals are designed with equity in mind, and pursued with the same enthusiasm expressed during their adoption. Itís up to advocates to push policymakers and state leaders to incorporate an explicit and targeted focus on opportunities and outcomes for students of color.

This guide offers a primer on statewide college degree attainment goals and ideas for what to demand from policymakers to ensure students of color are prioritized as part of statewide higher education strategies.

Read the full article HERE!: https://edtrust.org/resource/aiming-for-equity/

Posted By: agnes levine
Monday, February 25th 2019 at 5:52PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
HOW NEW COMMISSIONER, MARK ALLAN SCHULTZ, WILL LEAD OSERS!
HOW YOUNG ADULTS CAN TAKE THE YOUNG ADULT SURVEY FROM ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA, GA!!
HOW NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR, TONI MORRISON, WILL LIVE ON IN WORDS...
HOW CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ATLANTA, GA WILL KICK OFF NEW SCHOOL YEAR 2019/2020!
HOW LOPnewsmag X Features Obama Paintings, Olmstead Anniversary, Dyslexia Symposium, ...
HOW COLLEGE PROMISE HIGHLIGHT FIRST GENERATION STUDENTS, HIGHER EDUCATION DOORS OPEN IN MORE COMMUNITIES,...
HOW USDE CENTER FOR FAITH & OPPORTUNITIES INITIATIVES INVITES YOU TO JOIN CALL!
HOW AARP'S RESOURCES HELP CAREGIVERS, OVERCOME STIGMA OF DEMENTIA, CREATE AN EMERGENCY PLAN,
Forward This Blog Entry!
Blogs Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Latest Photos
>> more | add
Most Popular Bloggers
elly moss has logged 72697 blog subscribers!
agnes levine has logged 48680 blog subscribers!
tanisha laverne grant has logged 8071 blog subscribers!
david johnson has logged 6381 blog subscribers!
robert walker has logged 3096 blog subscribers!
>> more | add