Ensure all children can realize their full potential in the global economy
On February 12, President Obama will share his agenda for the next four years in his State of the Union. On February 4, PolicyLink presented its policy agenda to build an equitable economy using principles that grow good jobs, build capacity, erase barriers, and expand opportunity. As the State of the Union nears, we will share our principles daily. We urge you to adopt and share these principles or suggest others on Equityblog.org. For more principles and coverage of the February 4 event, go to Equity and the Future of the American Economy.
Ensure all children can realize their full potential in the global economy.
Today’s youth are tomorrow’s skilled workers and innovators—yet children of color (now nearly the majority of all children) face systemic barriers to accessing the education and career connections they need to manifest their potential and thrive in the world of work. We need to expand universal Pre-K, ensure equitable school financing, increase STEM education in underserved communities, establish a Children’s Savings Account program for low-income students, and secure and expand Pell Grants.