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  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Program for International Assessment (15 year olds in 65 countries and other Education Systems)
  • Gaps Aren’t just different, they are NESTED.
  • So clearly the International GAP is the more potent contributor and must close if we’re to remain competitive and regain the top slots.
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

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  • The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap How four sources of variance in achievement conspire to create a permanent U.S. recession & why there is hope that things can change for the better in California. Dr. Derek S. Mitchell, CEO Partners in School Innovation March 2011
  • PartnersSI Mission
    • To enable public schools in high-poverty communities – serving primarily students of color and English language learners – to achieve educational equity through school-based reform.
  • What do we do?
    • Support reform in 20 schools in San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland
    • Work only in schools with concentrations of low academic performance, poverty and African-American, Latino and English language learners
    • Work as a primary equity strategy for our partner districts in that we serve to intensify support for schools that need it most
  • McKinsey Data Key Conclusions
    • McKinsey Report: The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools concluded:
  • International Gap: Math & Science 2009 PISA Results Topic US Performance Math Below Average Science Average Reading Average
  • System Gap Between States: 8 th Grade Math
  • State Gap Continued: 8 th Grade Math
  • US Income Gap: Math & Reading
  • US Racial Gap: Math & Reading
  • The Consequences of these Gaps
    • There are well-documented relationships between under-achievement and:
      • Increased dropout rates (5.5X less likely to graduate)
      • Low lifelong earnings (earn about 1 million less dollars)
      • Low access to healthcare (3.5X more likely to die of preventable ailments)
      • Increased teen pregnancy (3X more likely for young women )
      • Increased presence in Juvenile Justice System: (2.5X more likely for poor white males, 6X more likely for poor black males.)
  • But what about…
    • The loss of competitive advantage
    • The value of untapped human capital
    • The national wealth that a more educated citizenry would mean
      • How do you account for these gaps in real dollars?
  • OECD Estimates Over the Lifetime of Generations Born in 2010
    • Money Matters: We can increase investment in the education of our children.
    What Can Be Done: Investment Matters
    • Just in case you’re wondering how our other investments fare against national norms.
    What Can Be Done: Investment Matters
  • Data Sources
    • Economic Analysis
      • McKinsey & Company
      • US Department of Labor Statistics
      • US Bureau of Economic Analysis
      • UC Census Bureau
      • Organizational for international Co-Operation and Development
    • Performance Analysis
      • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
      • National Center for Educational Statistics
      • Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
      • National Education Association
  • For More Information
    • Derek Mitchell
    • [email_address]
    • Chief Executive Officer
    • Partners in School Innovation
    • 1060 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor
    • San Francisco, CA. 94107
    • 415.824.6196 x109
    • Twitter:!/ PartnersSI