I am sure by now you have seen that #GivingTuesday is upon us.
Did you know that fewer than 40% of our nation’s students are proficient in core subjects? That number drops to below 20% for minority students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. What if you could change that?
We boldly ask that you consider the gift of opportunity to children across the country by supporting the Center for Education Reform (CER). Although we have some strong school choice advocates in this new administration, and hope to ride that momentum- you and I both know that it doesn’t take long for us to get sucked back into the status quo.
We are the determined advocates that stand in the gap to rally for innovation and opportunity when school leaders, EdTech innovators, researchers and policy makers get diverted by the bureaucracy that plagues us all. The education landscape needs our relentless dedication and focus on innovation and opportunity.
CER has strategically designed a 100-day campaign that will lay the groundwork for how we mobilize our network in 2017—but we need your help to pull this off. As we prepare for the beginning of a new Presidential administration, we have school choice advocates like never before – at the local, state and federal levels. We will be working hard to come alongside these new leaders and leverage all of our relationships and resources to equip them to be catalysts for educational choice – and lasting change.
The job is not going to be easy, but the underpinning of the election results will give us a broader pipeline to underwrite opportunity at the state and local level in many areas we thought would have more red tape.