The Pathway to Upward Mobility Is Through High-Quality Education

| WorkingNation | Laura Aka

Nonprofit TNTP says its time to rethink and overhaul the way students are being taught in our nation’s schools.

“Education is supposed to help kids move up and out of poverty and we know it’s actually not delivering on that promise. We try to help all students obtain that pathway of education being that great equalizer,” explains CEO Tequilla Brownie, Ed.D.

TNTP consults with 300 school districts in 120 cities in 25 states and Washington, D.C. and has implemented programing in both teaching strategy and teacher training. The nonprofit describes its multi-state efforts as “partners for change in public education.”

“When I think about education today, one of the things that I’m struck by is the fact that our current design and our systems are actually outdated. They were designed centuries ago based on a factory mode,” says Brownie.

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Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

About TNTP

TNTP is the nation’s leading research, policy, and consulting organization dedicated to transforming America’s public education system, so that every generation thrives.

Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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