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Who is served by Eduminder

A major goal is to “level the educational playing field”, giving every child, teacher and administrator access to the same world class education information system, regardless of financial status or location. In the US, Eduminder will have a significant user base:

School Districts: 14,500
Schools:             100,000 public + 30,000 private
Students:           57 million   (50 million in public schools + 6.6 million in private schools)
Teachers:            4 million     (3.3 million in public schools + 500,000 in private schools)
Administrators:   1 million    (900,000 in public schools + 100,000 in private schools)
Parents:              28 million   (25 million in public schools + 3 million in private schools)
Source: US Department of Education 2008 fast facts and estimations based on student numbers, average school size and available statistics

Everyone using the Eduminder solution will benefit from it, but we are ambitious and want to make a social change. We want to give everyone the opportunity to receive an education, and we firmly believe that starts with an education. Although many of us are privileged and were fortunate to receive an education, it is not that “easy” for everyone.

The reasons for not obtaining a high school degree are various, but the implications and results are undeniable. The lack of education leads to poverty and crime, and the following statistics are eye-opening:

  • Approximately 40.9% of all students in the public school system are from low-income families
  • There are NO contingency plans to keep the education process going should a serious pandemic force thousands of schools to close
  • In 2007, 60% of 4th graders and 70% of 8th graders in the US are NOT proficient in reading and mathematics
  • In 2002, only 52% of Hispanic and 56% of black students graduated high school
  • In 2006, approximately 1900 high schools in the US were referred to as “dropout factories” (60% of the students who enroll as freshmen do not make it to their senior year)
  • 68% of State prison inmates did not receive a high school diploma [usdoj.gov]
  • The United States has 5% of the world's population and 23.6% of the world's prison population.
  • The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world at 738 persons in prison or jail per 100,000 (as of 2005).
 
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