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Education Equity is education that is fair and inclusive. Understanding that each student has different needs and capabilities is the first step of attaining education equity. Research suggests, low-income students of color have less academic achievement due to barriers associated with Social Determinants of Health, economic stability, social & community context, neighborhood & environment, health care, and education. Providing students with resources based off individual need will provide a better quality of education. Education equity matters because high- and low-income students do not have the same starting point in life, therefore not all students have the same opportunities to thrive. From the years 2000-2011, the number of high poverty schools in the United States increased 60%, and in 2017, 1 out of every 4 schools were considered high poverty. As the education gap grows larger, if it is not closed, students from low-income households will continue to be left behind.
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Vescovo, Kayla, "The Education Gap, What It Is, Why it Matters & How We Can Close It" (2020). FCS Advocacy Posters. 9.
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