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The Economic Impact

Closing the learning gap is good for everyone.

To prepare kids for the jobs of the future, we have to give them more and better time to learn. Improving education will accelerate economic growth and promote more equal opportunity over the long run.


Unequal childhoods lead to unequal adulthoods.


of 8th graders cannot read proficiently


of 8th graders are not proficient in math

We're in a math and science education crisis.

  • The U.S. ranks 20th of 34 developed nations in science literacy and 24th in problem-solving.

  • Girls and kids from disadvantaged backgrounds are disproportionately hurt by this crippling skills gap. In the class of 2014, more than 20,000 minority high schoolers with the potential to succeed on an Advanced Placement STEM exam never took one.1 Women as a percentage of the engineering, computing or advanced manufacturing workforce has remained unchanged (and low) for over a decade.2
Emma Banay
Learn more about expanding STEM education.
Email: Emma Banay
Director,STEM Programs
or call (646) 943 8788

1Change The Equation analysis of exclusive data provided by The College Board, 2015
2Change the Equation, The Diversity Dilemma, 2015