Fighting for equitable public education!
Advocates for Public Education Policy (A4PEP) is a statewide coalition of individuals and grassroots organizations that works to educate the public and policymakers to ensure that public schools work for all.
A4PEP was created in response to concerns about the adverse effects of failed “education reform” policies.
Initiated in the early 2000s, these policies focused primarily on metrics and performance rather than on student and educator needs. They were rooted in business principles, not in the values of public education.
Because of these policies, neighborhood schools have been closed, students’ learning and well-being have suffered, and teachers have been devalued.
Supporting educators’ rights and professionalism
Rethinking accountability, assessment, and teacher evaluation
Adequate and equitable funding, without public tax dollars used for private profit
Promoting community schools
Equal access and desegregation
Inclusive and comprehensive curriculum