Help Fight Educational Inequality
In a recent data story released by the US Dept of Education: ‘A Leak in the STEM Pipeline: Taking Algebra Early’, it highlights Algebra as the foundation for students’ future success in science, technology, engineering, and math. Using national data, it shows students’ access to and enrollment in Algebra I in the 8th grade. Does your child have the opportunity to take it early?
Strong STEM education is a pathway to successful careers. That’s why Organic Onions is committed to ensuring equal access to strong STEM education.
Despite the benefits of early access to Algebra I, we see only 59 percent of schools that serve 8th graders offer Algebra I. A typical math course sequence would start with Algebra I and continue with Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. Students who do not have access to Algebra I until high school are unlikely to have the opportunity to take any Calculus courses before they graduate.
Since high-level mathematics and science courses are frequently taken together, students who have the opportunity to take more advanced math courses are also more likely to take advanced science courses. When schools don’t offer Algebra I to 8th graders, it can reduce the amount of all STEM courses they can take before graduation. Learn more about the significant gender gap in STEM careers throughout the US.
Inube (In-You-be) Program and Creative Minds Discovery Center
Organic Onions is a nonprofit organization that teaches and inspires girls and women through our Inube program and our Creative Minds discovery center. We come alongside parents to help them teach their children how to think critically versus what to think. We want to help your children through the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow.
So what are the goals of Inube and Creative Minds?
- to create young adults who can compete in a global economy
- to prepare students with noble character
- to guide children toward a fulfilling life purpose
- to be dream builders
- to create lifelong learners
- to equip students for college and/or a career
- to fortify students against negative energy exhibited by peers, media, and teachers
- to sharpen students’ appetites for knowledge, understanding, and wisdom
- to create emotionally healthy young adults who can engage in meaningful relationships