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How Collaboration Can Address Both Education And Economic Inequality
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How Collaboration Can Address Both Education And Economic Inequality

Scott Sargrad makes the case for a stronger linkage between pursuing educational reforms and addressing economic inequality.

When it comes to fixing inequality, some say educational reform should be the priority. Others argue that addressing economic reform is the only solution. In fact, addressing equity in education and workforce requires both and more.

The relationship between education and economic inequality is undeniable. Yet, the world of K-12 education and the world of work look very different—and don’t cross paths much. While there has been some improvement over the years, coordination is rare, data sharing is challenging, oversight and accountability is fractured, and funding is separate.

But schools and the world of work don’t have to operate alone. What’s more, making stronger learning connections between K-12 education and workforce system is easier than it sounds.

The above excerpt was originally published in Forbes. Click here to view the full article.

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Scott Sargrad

Vice President, K-12 Education Policy