Is Education the Great Equalizer?

Credit: Bianca Bagnarelli

How Our Schools Score

The state’s public education system faced serious challenges even before COVID-19 upended schools’ routines. Source: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
CA Dept. of Education data; Source: https://calmatters.org/explainers/achievement-gap-california-explainer-schools-education-disparities-explained/

Can We Improve Schools?

Innovate Public Schools’ annual report highlights public schools that perform especially well for student populations who face the largest education opportunity gaps. Source: https://reports.innovateschools.org/TopschoolsBayArea/

Structurally Unsound

The U.S. is a top spender on education, especially on private college tuition. Source: OECD, https://read.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/education-at-a-glance-2019_1e0746ed-en#page1

COVID Complications

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Councilmember, San Jose District 10. Formerly Brigade CEO & Co-founder Brigade, SVLG and Joint Venture Silicon Valley Boards, and SJ Clean Energy Commission

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Matt Mahan

Matt Mahan

Councilmember, San Jose District 10. Formerly Brigade CEO & Co-founder Brigade, SVLG and Joint Venture Silicon Valley Boards, and SJ Clean Energy Commission