“The Cost of Economic and Racial Injustice in Postsecondary Education”

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, in partnership with the Postsecondary Value Commission, conducted a thought experiment to review the costs of inequality on the U.S. education system. Their simulation found that the U.S. economy misses out on nearly $1 trillion in benefits to society, mainly in the form of new tax revenue and spending on goods and services, in addition to numerous nonmonetary benefits such as increases in overall critical thinking skills, happiness, civic engagement, and health. #racialequity #education