We believe every child should have equitable access to a high-quality, publicly funded education. We believe publicly funded schools should be democratically controlled by and accountable to their local communities, and uphold the highest values of those communities. We believe publicly funded education must focus exclusively on our children’s growth and development, not on making profits or punishing communities.
Our main priorities focus on:
- Encouraging legislators to restore funding of public schools to pre-recession levels, and fully fund schools and programs so that all students can be successful.
- Preventing charter schools from taking funds away from already struggling public schools.
- Seeking authentic assessments that help children achieve their potential, while reducing the dependence and unhealthy obsession with high stakes tests.
- Stopping vouchers and scholarship tax credits from taking money from our public schools while shifting resources to private and religious schools.