League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area: Economic Inequity in San Antonio

By the wonderful authors Diann Andy, Michelle Byrne, Mary Paz, Ernie Witter, and Linda Arronge.

On May 26, 2021, The League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area presented findings of the Economic Inequity Committee regarding the relationship between economic inequity and education. 

The gap between the poor, working class, middle class, and economic elite has grown over the past several decades. Most researchers who have studied this trend agree that it threatens our democracy, our economic growth, and the very values that underlie our country.

Recognizing this trend, in May 2020, the membership of the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area approved a study of the degree, causes, and effects of wealth and economic inequality, with a focus on Bexar County and the surrounding area. A study committee, composed of League members, has been working on this important topic for the past year.

This forum will clarify why access to quality childcare, K-12 education, and higher education are critical to creating economic equity. The team will share their findings, show how educational inequities inhibit growth, and outline next steps.

This is the second of four one-hour forums addressing inequity in San Antonio. The first forum can be viewed at: LWVSAA Equity Forum #1.