Closing Educational Achievement Gaps


If the United States had closed Educational Achievement Gaps by 1998, its GDP in 2008 would have been $1.3 trillion to $2.3 trillion higher.  Gaps in US educational achievement have affected GDP more severely than have all recessions since the 1970s — INCLUDING the great recession of 2008! This failure imposes the economic equivalent of a permanent national recession.  (Per McKinsey Quarterly)  Check out the companion post for more details and recommended actions!

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