Why we care
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our Nation.
NOTE FROM THE FOUNDER
How Inequity Holds Us Back
Currently, there exist massive disparities in funding based on your zip code, per capita spending per student, can vary by as much as 60% for schools within a few miles of each other. Such funding disparities create massive differences in opportunities, access, and outcomes. One of the most tangible ways in which we see this is in access to basic educational materials, namely textbooks, prep books for standardized tests, AP exams, as well as fiction and nonfiction books. School districts are often unable or unwilling to spend on such resources due to a combination of chronic underfunding, misaligned incentives, and extremely high fixed and operating costs.
This is also a problem that extends to universities due to the often burdensome requirement of purchasing new textbooks for a class. Many students lack enough funds (through loans or otherwise) to pay for these resources and end up pirating old copies or sharing resources. This makes success in the classroom more difficult and disproportionately impacts communities of color and the poor. The goal of Educaturu is to help address the underinvestment in educational materials that exist across schools in the U.S.