The right policies make a big difference for students.
The challenges we seek to address are inextricably tied to this nation’s racial and economic equity challenges and disproportionately impact Black and Latinx students from low-income backgrounds and their families.
Policy choices at the federal, state and local level define the environment in which education takes place and dictate everything from funding to curriculum to career pathways for teachers and educators. Harmful policies adversely impact educators and school leaders and also limit student potential and performance.
Smart policy choices can make all the difference in ensuring students, particularly those historically underserved by our education system, receive an affirming and high-quality classroom experience.
We invest in advocacy, research and strategic communications initiatives that aim to strengthen policies that can help foster high-quality teaching, professional development and equitable school practices. Our support focuses on elevating the influence of educators in policy decisions by amplifying their perspectives on the needs and challenges their students face. By lifting up the lived experiences of our educators, we can ensure their voices are heard wherever policy decisions are made.
Through this work, we aim to shape a policy environment that builds greater demand among legislators, educators and parents for equitable policies and practices that have a meaningful impact on student outcomes.