CASA believes that equitable access to education is key to gain more opportunities for better social and economic outcomes for individuals and communities. Equity in education means that every child has a fair, just, and impartial quality in education regardless of where they live, where they come from, or their financial status.
As the single strongest predictor of civic participation in immigrant communities, education attainment ensures development, narrows the gender gap for girls and women, brings individuals up the economic ladder, and has the potential to reduce poverty. In 2015, the federal education department released a report that showed that the funding gap between rich and poor schools grew 44 percent over a decade between 2001-2022 and 2011-2012. At the center of these gaps are immigrant families and children who often receive dramatically different learning opportunities based on their social status. It is why CASA continues to advocate for students to receive equal opportunities, high-quality education, and access to resources.