New Advocacy Groups Shaking Up Education Field
Their sway over policy and politics appears to be growing, especially at the state and local levels.
A new generation of education advocacy groups has emerged to play a formidable political role in states and communities across the country. Those groups are shaping policy through aggressive lobbying and campaign activity—an evolution in advocacy that is primed to continue in the 2012 elections and beyond.
Bearing names meant to signal their intentions—Stand for Children, Democrats for Education Reform, StudentsFirst—they are pushing for such policies as rigorous teacher evaluations based in part on evidence of student learning, increased access to high-quality charter schools, and higher academic standards for schools and students.
Sometimes viewed as a counterweight to teachers' unions, they are also supporting political candidates...
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