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Let’s review how Bill and Melinda Gates spent billions of dollars to change public education

Let’s review how Bill and Melinda Gates spent billions of dollars to change public education

We’re also addressing the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on people of color in other ways, including through our foundation’s U.S. education work. We’re concerned about students falling behind at all levels (when schools closed last spring, the average student lost months of learning), but we’re especially troubled that COVID-19 could exacerbate long-standing barriers to higher education, particularly for students who are Black, Latino, or from low-income households. Median lifetime earnings of college graduates are twice those of high school graduates, so the stakes for these young people are high. To help students navigate COVID-19 roadblocks, our foundation expanded our partnerships with three organizations that have a proven track record of using digital tools to help students stay on the path to a college degree. We think the models and approaches these organizations are honing now will continue to expand opportunities for students post-pandemic, too.

Published at Wed, 05 May 2021 20:24:58 +0000

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/05/05/what-bill-melinda-gates-did-to-education/