Join us on June 21 from 6-7 p.m. in the Brown Room at the LBJ Library, to learn how you can get involved and how you can organize forums in your own community. (See map to the library.)
E3 Alliance will present the results of an in-depth analysis of education in Central Texas. (See Central Texas Education Snapshot.) Here are just two findings that indicate that we must act now to close the gap.
- The Texas State Data Center expects the percentage of Texans without a high school diploma to rise from 18.8% in 2000 to 30.1% in 2040 unless we succeed in educating those populations who traditionally have not performed well in our school system.
- If we don’t systemically reform our educational system, our state could lose $80 billion per year in wages by 2040 due to this increased educational gap.
Using the National Issues Forums framework rewritten with data and stories from local communities, parents, teachers, students, senior citizens, community leaders – everyone who has a stake in improving our education system – will be invited to meet in small groups to learn about the issues and to deliberate possible actions for ensuring an education system that works for us all.
A widening achievement gap will impact the economic vitality of our region and we will all feel the effect – even those without children in the education system. But we can act now AND we can be a model for the rest of the country.
Please join us!