Today, we are proud to announce the launch of C4DC, the Coalition for DC Public Schools and Communities.
Our members have been working together, often ad hoc, over the past few years on many important education reform efforts. Most recently, we were active on the 2013 education reform bills enacted by the DC Council and during the 2014 Mayoral election.
The basis of our work is Six Principals for Public Education in Washington, DC, a set of beliefs that members of the coalition developed last year to guide the next steps in ensuring the best possible public education system in DC.
Read more about the Coalition's roots.
I will note that being a member of the Coalition does not necessarily mean the member shares every specific view expressed by the Coalition. The members, however, share a common goal:
Children in every neighborhood in our great city deserve to have great public schools in their neighborhoods – from pre-k through high school – that fully meet their needs and those of their community.
As advocates across the city, we look forward to engaging with our public officials to work toward changes that will meet this common goal.
Join us: Sign on to the Six Principles and we'll keep you updated on ways to get involved as we move forward.