Education Policy & Advocacy

At America Succeeds, we believe that education is the single most important influence on a child’s success, and that every child deserves and is owed the opportunity to obtain an excellent education, regardless of race, family income, or zip code. We focus on transformative, student-centered policy change that leads to systemic improvement in education outcomes, especially prioritizing education-to-workforce pathways, system building and accountability, human capital, transparent and equitable funding, and high-quality options.

This space is dedicated to reporting on recent and relevant topics in education, including discussions of current and future education policies, and identifying the resources available for effective education advocacy. As part of our work, America Succeeds has also produced and compiled a collection of resources with our affiliates and partners, in order to support good education practices.

Changes to Teacher Prep Programs

NCTQ Calls for Changes to Teacher Prep Programs

The recent release of the NCTQ report on secondary teacher preparation programs highlights the positives and negatives of hundreds of undergraduate-level programs across the country. It’s clear in the report, that while some programs get it right, systematically there needs to be major changes to teacher prep programs.

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