Given the tenor of public dialogue around the presidential transition, weíre likely to see even more division and emotion emerge around the already controversial topic of charter schools. Thatís where we come in. READ MORE
All of our nationís children deserve the best education possible, yet we fail to agree on how to realize that vision. Meanwhile, too many students are not getting the education and support they need. And our education system becomes mired in divisive ideological battles among education leaders and policymakers, who often prescribe passing fads and inadequate technical fixes.
Top-down education reform simply doesn't work, and that's where Public Agenda comes in. No idea for improving teaching and learning can succeed unless teachers, principals, parents, students and community members believe in it and do their part. We elevate these voices and clearly articulate them to legislators and others who leverage change in policy regarding college readiness, achievement gaps, teaching practices, school leadership, parent involvement, school safety and more. And we also help communities develop powerful forms of public engagement that create common ground and collaboration on behalf of student success.