Opportunity Gap

Opportunity Gap

The opportunity gap is the unconscionable disparity in access to the quality educational resources needed for all children to be academically successful. Students from historically disadvantaged families have just a 51 percent Opportunity to Learn compared to White, non-Latino students. Closing this opportunity gap is essential to closing the academic achievement gaps that separate most Black and Hispanic students from their White and Asian peers.

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Opportunity Gap Toolkit

An overview of the opportunity gap, including talking points, key data, resources, and key organizations. Click here to download the full PDF, or view individual sections of the toolkit on the right.

Blog Posts on Opportunity Gap

Feb 21

The Alliance for Quality Education and Campaign for Fiscal Equity are launching a statewide tour next week to document the disastrous impact of inequitable school funding. Check out the tour dates and locations and join the tour on Twitter with hashtag #CFETour.

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Feb 13

A new report details how New Jersey's fair school funding system, which dedicates more resources towards lower-income students, has helped the state beat out New York and become a model for ensuring equity and opportunity in education.

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Feb 12

A new report shows that despite all the attention early education is getting from national and state policymakers, it still lacks the investments needed to build a robust system that serves all children. 

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Education Opportunity for All
"The nation recognizes its social, civic and economic strength is directly linked to the strength of its public schools. But if every child is to have an opportunity for success, every student must have a true Opportunity to Learn."
John H. Jackson, President of the Schott Foundation for Public Education