America is falling behind in preparing students for jobs, for college, and for life. We want every presidential candidate to address three priorities that hold great promise for improving education:
Effective teachers in every classroom
American education standards
Regardless of where they live, all students need to acquire knowledge and skills that prepare them to be successful adults. From New Hampshire to Nevada, every student deserves a strong curriculum in subjects like math and English. Learn more.
We need to enable teachers to improve their skills, measure teachers’ performance in the classroom, and pay them more if they produce superior results or take on challenging assignments. Learn more
More time and support for learning
We need to provide successful and struggling students alike more time for in-depth learning and greater personal attention. Learn more
These are among the most important resources that any school can provide its students. They are the backbone of a strong education system. And they matter at all levels—from preschool through high school—for students from all walks of life. Download our 11-page Policy Primer