We have built a national network of education advocates who celebrate successes, call out challenges, and speak up in defense of needed reforms through blogs, videos, op-eds and public appearances.
Our bloggers tackle three of the most pressing questions facing our schools:
- How do we know if our schools are good enough?
- What do we do when they’re not?
- How do we ensure that all children have access to great schools?
Education Post supports reforms that seek to answer these questions, but you’ll find a wide variety of views expressed here.
We support school accountability. We think public schools should educate and prepare all children, regardless of income, race or ability. We believe the goal of every school should be to prepare each child for college and career, and we believe it is possible because there are public schools facing tremendous adversity that still manage to do it every day.
But how to achieve this is a matter of debate. Some of our bloggers advocate for real consequences for schools that fall short, but others worry that the fix is sometimes worse than the problem.
We also support strong charter schools. Charter schools are public schools, and they are open to all children equally. Children of color who live in urban areas tend to do better in charter schools than they do in traditional district-run schools.
But in some places where charter schools aren’t held to a higher bar or are allowed to conduct questionable practices, we challenge them to put the needs of children and families above all else.
Giving every child a better shot at the American Dream starts with providing a great education.
We’re grateful to our funders, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Walton Family Foundation, Emerson Collective, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Joyce Foundation, for helping support the work of dozens of advocates, activists and contributors all across the country.
From our start in September 2014, our goal remains the same: making it safe to speak out, to advocate and to take a stand. Open, honest dialogue is the surest path to progress.
As we always say: “Better conversation, better education.”