I would like to write my white paper on the education gap that exists from K-12 grade in the United States. As I was researching think tanks that dealt with this issue, i came across this organization called the Education Sector. “Education Sector is an independent think thank that challenges conventional thinking in educational policy”. Some of the issues that the Education Sector highlight are lack of college readiness, lack of proper accountability, lack of good data to drive improvement. lack of monetary funds, the lack of choice when it comes to picking a school to attend, and lack of qualified teachers especially in low income neighborhoods. The Education Sector has four ways to combat these issues:
1) Inform and design educational policies utilizing choice as a mechanism for improving equity, quality and efficiency.
2) Improve the design and management of the teacher work force to ensure that every class room has a highly effective teacher.
3) Create strong federal, state and local accountability systems.
4) Promote date systems that generate better, clearer and more accessible information that improves teaching and learning.
I’m not sure if i learned anything new, but think is a good resource for my white paper if I finally decide to write on education.