Enhancing EducationUpward mobility and opportunity have long been the hallmarks of American society, as generation after generation surpassed their parents’ achievements. But declining high school graduation rates threaten this progress, especially for young Americans of color. First Focus believes the United States can improve graduation rates and restore access to the American Dream by strengthening policies and programs to meet the needs of students before, inside, and outside of the classroom. This fact sheet provides an overview of our education policy priorities.