All People Have the Right to Live a Prosperous Life
In America today, a child’s zip code and the color of their skin predict the quality of education they will receive. But the lottery of birth should never determine a child’s fate. With education playing a vital role in our economy and democracy, it’s time we reinvigorate a system suffering from decades of racism, underfunding, unequal distribution of public resources, and underpaid, overworked teachers.
Every dollar invested in our educational system drives future economic growth and helps to restore the promise of the American dream — that all people have the chance to live a prosperous life here. That means attracting and retaining excellent educators, closing the school readiness gap, raising high school graduation rates, revitalizing civic education and engagement, and addressing the growing mental health crisis among students so the youth of today can be prepared for tomorrow.