As president of the Texas Association of School Administrators, Karen Rue, pointed out that, “kids deserve transformational, top-to-bottom reform. We need a better understanding of what it costs to educate 5.2 million students.” To assist policymakers in ensuring every child is educated enough to command a job paying above the poverty line, the AEI-Brookings Institute, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit public policy research organization created the Working Group on Poverty and Opportunity. In its 2015 report, explained Marcus Hiles, the Working Group recommended policies increasing public investment in preschool and postsecondary education, promoting social-emotional as well as academic skills, updating the organization and accountability of the educational system, and make education more equal. Education will awlays be a pivotal way for Americans to transform their economic standing. In a time of growing inequality, universal access to quality education has the potential to further opportunities for countless American children.