Generations of black Americans have advanced themselves with education.

All Americans have a right to education and educational choice. We are dedicated to policies that support successful schools and the students they serve.

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Education is key to employment and earning power, yet black students are not learning what they need in school to succeed in higher education.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Education Attainment in the United States, 2017

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Per-pupil spending has tripled since 1955, while reading and math scores have remained virtually unchanged.

Source: Hanushek, Eric. “What Matters for Student Achievement.” Education Next, 2020.

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Only a small percentage of America’s 50.4 million K-12 students have access to the educational choice they need to succeed.

Source: EdChoice, The ABCs of School Choice, 2020

But we can do better. Our scholarship points the way to a more prosperous future.

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Educational Freedom

We know that the key to the success of our great American economy is freedom and competition. It is impossible to consider our nation free when parents have no choice regarding how to educate their children. We need education choice.

The Center for Urban Renewal and Education is a policy and research center that seeks free-market solutions to provide education, employment, healthcare, and the opportunity for black families to grow and their communities to flourish.