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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.

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Read about all our advocacy efforts on our 2024 Actions and Advocacy page!

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.

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Policy priorities

  • Supporting educators’ rights and professionalism

  • Rethinking accountability, assessment, and teacher evaluation

  • Ensuring that charter and innovation schools are equitable, accountable, and transparent

  • Adequate and equitable funding, without public tax dollars used for private profit

  • Promoting community schools

  • Equal access and desegregation​

  • Inclusive and comprehensive curriculum

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