Marcus HIles – On Educational Setbacks In Texas

Marcus Hiles agrees with President of the Texas Association of School Administrators, Karen Rue, similarly urged that, “kids deserve transformational, top-to-bottom reform. We need a better understanding of what it costs to educate 5.2 million students.” In order to assist policymakers in ensuring each child is educated enough to command jobs paying above the poverty line, the AEI-Brookings Institute, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit public policy research organization, formed the Working Group on Poverty and Opportunity. Its 2015 report strongly encouraged policies increasing public investment in preschool and postsecondary learning, while promoting social-emotional and academic skills, modernizing the organization and accountability of the educational system, and shortening resource gaps. As a vital way for Americans to transform their economic circumstances, education in a time of rising inequality may offer improved opportunities for countless American children.

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