Washington, D.C. — Today the Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission is holding its second meeting. Cynthia Brown, Center for American Progress’s Vice President for Education Policy, is serving on the commission and is available for comment on the commission’s progress and the importance of its work.
The commission is composed of 27 education advocates, civil rights leaders, scholars, lawyers, and corporate leaders and is charged with examining the impact of school finance on educational opportunity and recommending ways to increase equity and achievement by improving school finance systems. The commission is also holding a series of community outreach events around the country to solicit broad public input about disparities in educational opportunities and ways in which federal policies could address these disparities in order to close achievement gaps. The commission will produce a report by the end of the year.
More information about the Equity and Excellence Commission can be found here.