In the United States, it’s generally up to state leaders to ensure that their state’s students receive a high-quality education. From allocating funding to deciding how to hold schools and colleges accountable for improving student outcomes, state leaders are responsible for many decisions that affect how districts, schools, and institutions of higher education do their work. But state leaders have a long history of making decisions that negatively affect students from underserved communities. Fortunately, impactful decisions can be made at all levels. That’s where the role of advocates come in.
Change rarely happens without pressure from people committed to educational justice — parents and families, community and business leaders, educators, and other advocates. Education Watch can help arm advocates with data that can push leaders in their states, districts, and schools to do better for all students —especially for students from low-income families, students of color, and English learners.
Use this tool to find out:
- What the demographics of your state’s students look like
- If your state is providing all groups of students with equitable access to key educational resources
- How your state’s schools and colleges preparing all students for success after graduation