A strong education system today ensures a strong workforce and a prosperous economy tomorrow.
The Texas economy increasingly depends on a highly educated workforce. By 2036, more than 70% of jobs in Texas will require a postsecondary credential. But today, only about 1 in 3 Texas high school graduates obtain a postsecondary credential within six years of graduation.
A strong education system creates a direct pipeline of highly skilled workers. Early learning is critical to helping students succeed in primary and secondary school, and prepare for college or a career.
A highly educated workforce is also critical to ensuring economic security for all Texans. Workers with a postsecondary credential, or even just some college experience, are over eight times as likely to hold a good job (earning around $65,000 or more per year) as workers with only a high school diploma or below — but less than half of the Texas workforce have such a credential.