The Education Reform Project is a non-profit organization committed to transforming the education system in the United States into a platform that provides better engagement and results to the students as well as ensuring that teachers across the nation are more focused and better compensated allowing the United States to be more competitive amongst its global counterparts.
Standardized public education in the United States education system is behind that of most competitive nations in the field including Finland, Japan and Denmark. According to the Pew Research Center, The United States ranks in the 38th place out of 71 countries when it comes to math scores and 24th place when it comes to science, a trend we intend to change.
The greatest threat to our advancement is the disadvantaged youths, who are most in need of a proper education and access to a school’s resources, spend their formative years relying on a broken and underfunded system. We, as a focused bipartisan organization, intend to change this through the amending, introduction, and changing of policy at a national level.
Our goal in changing the public policy of our education system across the board will be a long and demanding effort that will call on everyone to come together to help America’s future advance more unencumbered and better equipped and prepared than ever before.
The first initiative in the process will begin with a call to action by sponsoring and supporting legislative effort to increase teacher salary nationwide by making income for teachers tax free at the Federal level, with the States to follow suit. This will lead to the retention of more talented teachers and open doors to future exceptional teachers who do not consider the profession because of the low compensation. Many teachers are being lost to other professions because salaries do not increase along with the cost of living, thereby causing a teacher shortage and jeopardizing the quality of the education children receive.
Research has continually shown that effective teachers are the most important factor contributing to student achievement. Although curricula, reduced class size, district funding, family and community involvement all contribute to school improvement and student achievement, the most influential factor is the teacher. Source – “Hiring the Best Teachers,” Educational Leadership, Volume 60, Number 8, May 2003, pp. 48-52.
The time has come to take immediate action to ensure our children’s teachers are focused on the job at hand instead of worrying about how they’re going to make ends meet.
Our mission will involve political and legislative advocacy, community outreach, candidate endorsement, and most importantly—you.
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