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November 6, 2014

In international comparisons, the U.S. has gained the unenviable reputation of having one of the most unequal educational systems in the developed world.  A growing chorus of voices has argued that resource equity must become part of our education accountability system, and new research demonstrates, yet again, the positive impact on student achievement we could make by tackling this issue. Senator Jack Reed (RI) and Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), along with Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH), are sponsoring legislation that would help ensure every student has access to essential school resources, such as small class sizes, college counselors, up-to-date textbooks and well-prepared educators through the Core Opportunity Resources for Equity and Excellence (CORE) Act.

This briefing will examine what we know about U.S. educational inequities and their solutions, including the types of federal and state supports necessary to address more ambitious learning outcomes for a student population increasingly burdened by poverty.

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 192
Washington, DC
Thursday, November 13
9:00AM - 11:00AM


  • Honorable Jack Reed, Senator, Rhode Island
  • Honorable Marcia Fudge, Member of the House, Ohio
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor, Stanford University; Faculty Director, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE)
  • John Jackson, Ed.D., President and CEO, Schott Foundation for Public Education
  • Kirabo Jackson, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
  • Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, US Education Department (invited)
  • David Sciarra, Executive Director, Education Law Center
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
Education Justice Press Contact:
Molly A. Hunter, Esq.
Director, Education Justice
email: mhunter@edlawcenter.org
voice: 973 624-1815 x19

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