Education & Education Reform

Despite recent progress, women do not have equal access to educational opportunities. Socio-economic and racial disparities persist, particularly for immigrants and women of color. More effort needs to be focused on improving access to college preparatory and post-secondary education for low-income girls. Efforts need to include comprehensive sex education and teen pregnancy prevention as well as extended and flexible degree programs for single mothers. More focus is needed on making “hard sciences” (physics, chemistry, engineering) and technology more appealing to girls both in the classroom and as part of after-school activities.

Re:Gender Resources

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Increasing Student Aid—Making Higher Education Accessible to Women and Low-Income Students
    As wages continue to stagnate and tuition costs rise, college education has become out of reach for...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Welfare Reform and Education
    The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 pushed many poor women into jobs but without sufficient training or...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Immigrant Women--Access to Education
    Immigrant women face particular hardship in accessing basic educational opportunities due to a...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Women and Educational Disparities--A Call to Action
    Today, women are more likely than men to attend college after high school, and are as likely to...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Keeping the Doors of Opportunity Open--Women, Minorities and Affirmative Action
    Women and girls have made enormous strides since passage of the Educational Amendments and Title IX...

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Blog Posts

By Terry O’Neill*Today, August 26, marks the anniversary of the end of the 72-year fight for women’s right to vote. That’s right...
By Gwendolyn Beetham*When I was in graduate school in London, one of my professors told a cute story about his daughter, born during the Thatcher era...
By Gloria Thomas*Women will not have achieved political equality until critical societal changes have taken place. First, women’s successes in...
May 27, 2009 posted by Linda Basch After nearly a month of anticipation, President Obama has finally announced his nomination for Supreme Court...
April 17, 2009 posted by Shyama Venkateswar The Gender Policy Group at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs...

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