Equal Pay Day is March 24, 2021
Join hundreds of teachers across the nation as they educate their students about Equal Pay. This year, Equal Pay Day falls on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. We invite teachers and community leaders to download the Equal Pay Day Tool Kit to receive educational activities, up to date information, and useful materials.
In order to access the tool kit, please fill out the form below and click "Submit" once. Your information will not be shared with outside organizations.
The Equal Pay Day Tool Kit includes:
- A sample lesson plan for high school teachers
- Equal Pay Cookie Project instructions and template
- Links to the latest wage gap statistics and report
Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages. They have selected a Tuesday in April as Equal Pay Day. Tuesday was selected to represent how far into the work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week. Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap in the US for women continues today and women currently only earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.