Equality in education leads to equality in life. Extensive research has demonstrated that children's social class is one of the key predictors of a child's educational success. Besides, it is progressively ostensible that that performance gaps caused by social class take root in early years in the child's life and fail to narrow as the years' proceeds.
Education is not only fundamental for self-respect, but it also liberates the intellect and unlocks peoples' imagination. Learning is beneficial to everybody. Consequently, it should be made available to every American citizen.
Education is the key to prosperity since it opens opportunities that lead to empowering everyone to contribute towards a healthy and progressive society. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, approximately thirty-two million adults in the U.S. cannot read. Besides, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found out that 50% of American citizens cannot read a book written at an 8th-grade level.
By the next five years, Unconditional aims at ensuring that youths and a considerable number of adults can achieve literacy and ensuring that a large percentage of people in America have knowledge and skills necessary to eradicate the 54 common problems; for instance, they have knowledge about poverty, recidivism, diversity, recycling, gun safety, mental health and many more.
i. The graduation rate in 2012 was as follows; Black students, 69%, Hispanic students, 73%, Asian students 88%, and Caucasian students, 86%.
ii. 1.3 million High school students do not graduate.
iii. 90% of new jobs and 85% of current jobs require some college or post-secondary education.
iv. Roughly ½ of the students who enroll in a 4-year school receive their bachelor's degree in six years.
v. Teacher quality is among the most significant factors that influence the achievement of the student.
What We Do
i. Commit ourselves to make high quality, enjoyable, and rigorous education is available to children regardless of their ability, or background.
ii. Work with stakeholders to expose and draw attention to discrimination, exclusion in education, and inequality in terms of quality and accessibility.
iii. Work to demand greater accessibility sharing and transparency of information by local governments, including their spending and budget data.
iv. Make educational materials engaging, fun, and easily distributed in the U.S. through distribution and creation of entertaining, culturally relevant, and innovative media and material.
v. Promote quality education for every child by working on projects that develop leaders, facilitate opportunities, and promote learning in every level of education with educators, parents, and researchers.
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