Achievement and Opportunity

Across New York State, only 40 percent of ninth-grade students graduate from high school on time and with the skills they need to succeed in college and the workforce. New York’s public schools are the most segregated in the nation. And gaps in educational justice characterize every stage of the education pipeline — from inequitable access to quality early care and learning; to K-12 public schools, where large gaps in funding continue unabated and higher standards remain under attack; to a higher education system where the route to successful degree attainment is essentially blocked for the students who need it the most.