Citizen Schools Joins Other Top Education Organizations to Create the America Forward Education Coalition

Fourteen major education nonprofits, including Citizen Schools, have joined together to form the America Forward Education Coalition. The coalition sent a letter to Congress on July 11, 2011 requesting the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as No Child Left Behind). In the letter, the organizations outlined the need for an increase in accountability and transparency, guaranteed access to effective teachers and school leaders, support of entrepreneurship within the education sector and catalytic investment in successful education solutions. “This is an essential moment for Congressional action on this issue, and the education sector recognizes the need to advocate for that action if we are going to make a difference in the education of future generations of America’s children,” said America Forward Executive Director Deborah Smolover.

Learn more about the America Forward Education Coalition.