Support the #CEAMCares Covid-19 Family Emergency Relief Fund
The CEAM Team is working in real-time with hundreds of highly vulnerable Missouri families whose lives are being drastically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In all corners of the state, our families’ needs are already at the critical phase. We urge you to consider supporting CEAM’s most vulnerable families and please keep in mind… no contribution is too large.
Missouri is falling behind in the race to have a highly qualified and well-educated workforce.
Consider these facts:
Economists who have examined the state agree:
Although Missouri has one of the highest graduation rates in the country, many graduates find themselves unprepared when they enter college or the workforce as a result of the education they received in Missouri schools.
Missouri must improve its education system if it hopes to create the workforce of tomorrow.
Doing so will require innovative thinking to expand both access to high-quality schools that fit student’s needs and reinvigorating both the rigor and curricula in those schools.
Other states have found success in improving college outcomes and their workforce by creating systems that allow students and parents greater access to charter and private schools.
A 2016 study in the Journal of Labor Statistics found that attending Boston’s charter high schools significantly a student’s likelihood of qualifying for state-sponsored scholarships, boosted SAT scores sharply, and increased the likelihood of taking an Advanced Placement (AP) exam, the number of AP exams taken, and AP scores.
And just last fall, an Urban Institute study showed that Florida’s voucher system not only improved college attendance but also increased college graduation.