For too long, our policymakers have engaged the nation’s schoolchildren in a grand experiment, with frequent testing, incentive programs and top-down mandates that promised much but delivered little.
Today, after an education spring of protest and dissent, leading advocates, academics, and educators have come together to demand An Education Declaration to Rebuild America.
Those who’ve signed the Declaration include prominent progressives, such as Robert Reich; public officials, such as Florida State Senator Nan Rich; education experts Diane Ravitch and Linda Darling-Hammond; union leaders Randi Weingarten and Dennis Van Roekel; parent activists, such as Rita Solnet; authors Jonathan Kozol and Dave Eggers – and more than 40 other prominent leaders. See them here.
We invite you to add your name and forward this to friends so that we can grow this movement for real education reform based on what America needs and our children deserve.
For too long we’ve only focused on a standards-based reform agenda, without systemically providing children the supports they need to learn and succeed. This Declaration unites leaders from many diverse sectors in calling for a pivot in America’s educational trajectory.
— John H. Jackson,
Schott Foundation President & CEO
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