Covid-era education policies compounded an already dire literacy crisis. Students entered the pandemic with weak academic skills, with only one-third of students reading proficiently and less than one-quarter of 12th graders proficient in math in 2019.
According to a McKinsey study, students didn’t just miss out on academic knowledge: “They are at risk of finishing school without the skills, behaviors, and mindsets to succeed in college or in the workforce.”
Children are Covid’s lowest-risk demographic, but K-12 students have suffered the most throughout the pandemic at the hands of negligent school district officials and powerful teachers unions.
Equal Pay Day purportedly represents widespread sexism and discrimination against women. The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates the raw wage gap by comparing the median salary for all male and female full-time wage and salary workers.
In 2020, they found that female workers earned 82 percent compared to male workers. In other words, women earn 82 cents to each dollar that men earn.
This argument overlooks the many factors that contribute to the wage gap such as seniority, education, hours, and working conditions.
Environment: Some investors and firms envision a “whole of society” change to eliminate carbon emissions. Others take a more incremental approach to environmental sustainability.
Social: Initiatives that fall under this umbrella can range from working to advance social justice in terms of “anti-racism” training, requiring diversity quotas on a corporate board, or trying to provide better working conditions or benefits for employees.
Governance: Companies are already required to maintain checks and balances that ensure managers make decisions in the best interests of the company. But there are efforts to push for greater shareholder rights, including proxy voting.
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