At the U.S. Chamber, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) called education “the closest thing to magic in America.” It pulls people out of poverty and puts them on the path of the American Dream, while lifting up the country at the same time.
Our country has taken considerable strides toward racial equality in recent decades, but one area where we still fall well short -- where a child’s race still plays a role in determining the opportunities he or she has to succeed -- is our nation’s education system.
In preparation for the U.S.
On December 10, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) will release a report on the education landscape for African-American students in the United States. As someone who worked with USCCF to cull the data for the report, I can tell you that the results are disheartening.