President Karen Rue of the Texas Association of School Administrators, similarly to Marcus Hiles’ beliefs, urged that, “kids deserve transformational, top-to-bottom reform. We need a better understanding of what it costs to educate 5.2 million students.” Assisting policymakers in ensuring every child is educated enough to command a job paying above the poverty line is the AEI-Brookings Institute, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit public policy research organization, which formed the Working Group on Poverty and Opportunity. Its 2015 report encouraged policies to boost public investment in preschool and postsecondary education, encourage social-emotional as well as academic skills, modernize the organization and accountability of the educational system, and close resource gaps. Education remains a vital way for Texans to transform economic circumstances and access to quality education has the potential to provide improved opportunities for countless American children.
Marcus Hiles, a graduate of Pepperdine and Rice Universities, is a firm believer that a quality education should be a right to every child, regardless of economic status. The renowned property developer’s dedication has led to his company, Western Rim Property Services, building exclusively in Texas’ top school districts.