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March 15, 2021

UNA Marin #4 Quality Education Online Event

With guest speaker:
– Sasha Mizenin, UNA Marin Board, The Global Perspective

Thank you to everyone who participated in this event!

Learn: What is the situation right now?

  • Marin County’s educational system is #1 in the state (ref); California’s educational system is #44 in the United States (ref). In other words, our schools average high performance is a very low performance state.
  • There are significant racial and income-based educational achievement gaps among students in Marin County. According to the Marin Promise Partnership “College/Career Readiness” dashboard, in 2020 52% of high school graduates were “Prepared” for college and/or career in some fashion, and 34% were “Not Prepared” (14% in between). However, in that same year only 26% of low income students were “Prepared,” while 59% were “Not Prepared” (ref).
  • Marin County has 17 school districts. Better Together for Public Education in Marin proposes that consolidation would significantly benefit all Marin County students.
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Targets: Where are we trying to get to?

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4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes

4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and preprimary education so that they are ready for primary education

4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university

4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations

4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy

4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development

4.A Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, nonviolent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all

4.B By 2020, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programmes, in developed countries and other developing countries

4.C By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing states

Who is already doing work related to SDG #4 in Marin?

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