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

Want more after-school or summer programs in your district? Well here's what it would probably cost to make that happen. The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center has released a policy brief outlining the costs of expanded learning opportunities and how we can make them available to each and every student.

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"Accountability" in public education shouldn't mean punishing students, educators and schools. It should mean ensuring equity and opportunity for all. To that end, this is a big week in the fight for quality education for all children:

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Too many hardworking, talented students in our nation don't have access to college counselors in their schools. But thanks to the organizing work of some New York City students, the City Council's Committee on Education is putting access to school counselors front and center.

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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
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