Support Public Education

  • Raised 200
  • Donors 2
  • Goal 50000

by guest Education curator, Darren Cambridge

Now, more than ever, we must fight for quality public education in this country for our children and their futures. Trump is already making moves to tear apart the progress made and it is going to be a long and difficult fight to try to stop him. During the campaign, Trump endorsed a vastly expanded charter school system and pledged to divert $20 billion in federal funds away from public schools. His nominee for Secretary of Education could hardly be worse. Right-wing billionaire Betsy DeVos has spent decades and millions of dollars in campaigns to privatize, defund, and destroy public education. Public education is not a business or a competition where there are winners and losers.  Public education should be about nurturing our most valuable resource – our children.

Organizations Supported:

Schott Foundation for Public Education develops and strengthens a broad-based and representative movement to achieve fully resourced, quality PreK-12 public education.

Facing History and Ourselves heightens students’ understanding of racism, religious intolerance, and prejudice; increases students’ ability to relate history to their own lives; and promotes greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities in a democracy.

Center for Teaching Quality promotes a high-quality public education system for all students, driven by the bold ideas and expert practices of teachers.

FairTest works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the world’s leading organization advancing one of the most important fields in education in decades: the practice of promoting integrated academic, social, and emotional learning for all children in preschool through high school.

Institute for Educational Leadership equips leaders to better prepare children and youth for college, careers and citizenship.