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Why is Education Important in the African American Community? 

Knowledge is power. With that, education has been the cornerstone of rising African American achievement since emancipation. Being prepared for the challenges, complexities, and opportunities of modern life is as much a necessity as it must be a fundamental right in this country. African American children cannot be slowed or restricted on the path to social mobility and economic independence. A good education gives them a fair chance at the life outcomes we want for all our children.             

Continually improving primary, secondary, and higher education in this country is a top priority of the National Black Empowerment Council. Ensuring that Black children and families have a full complement of schooling options available to them as well is important. Toward both these ends, we will create programs, work with partners, and engage our network to help empower our youth and African American-serving institutions.   

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