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Education Opportunity: Our Pathway to Prosperity

Educational attainment and economic development are intricately linked. A person’s wages over their lifetime can be predicted by earning a high school diploma or college degree. And, the collective impact of the educational attainment of a city’s residents predicts its economic growth. A highly educated population is likely to earn higher wages than those who are less educated. More earnings lead to increased consumer spending and tax revenue for the city.   In a... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Friday, March 21, 2014

Education is the Civil Rights Issue of Today

By Allan Golston   The National Civil Rights Museum is housed on the site of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a proud supporter of the museum and of Dr. King’s ideals. When I visit the museum, I am always inspired by the history of the struggle to desegregate America—especially our public education system—and to transform our country.   I am grateful... Read More
Posted by Connie Dyson at Friday, March 21, 2014