The education innovation and reform movement has reached an inflection point. There are high-flying charter schools and management organizations, but their impact on public education overall is limited. Because of hard-edged accountability policies, low-income and minority students saw significant achievement gains in the late 1990s and early 2000s. But academic gains have slowed. Those who continue to the postsecondary level complete at appallingly low rates and with questionable knowledge and skill levels. And yet, the education policy discussion has devolved into a near exclusive debate about common core standards, testing, and access to higher education when so much more needs to be considered.
Education Reform Now aims to fill the void, operating as a think tank and advocacy organization that: (1) reorients education policy as a content as opposed to time or place based right for students and teachers; (2) works to ensure consistent and mutually reinforcing policies at elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels; and (3) promotes new methods of content delivery and tools of influence on teaching and learning. Americans of all ages – from cradle to grave – deserve full and fair access to quality education opportunities.
National Office & State Affiliates
We are headquartered in New York City and Washington, D.C. and have 8 state-level affiliate chapters, including: Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Washington State, and the District of Columbia.