Reform Organizations

Are you looking for additional resources from national reform groups? Consider connecting with the following education reform and school choice organizations as a resource.

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, whose mission is to lead public education to unprecedented levels of academic achievement for all students by fostering a strong charter sector, is a key resource to help you stay connected to public charter news and policy across the country.

The American Federation for Children launched in 2010, and is actively engaged in efforts around the country to expand educational choice, empower parents, and to revolutionize K-12 education. Together with the Alliance for School Choice, AFC has as its mission the advancement of systemic and sustainable public policies that empower parents to choose the education they determine is best for their children.

The Center for Education Reform was founded in 1993 with a focus on school choice and accountability. CER seeks to widen opportunities for students, maximizing economic outcomes and facilitating freedom, innovation, and flexibility in American education.   

The Black Alliance for Educational Options, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a national, nonprofit membership organization that has as its mission the goal of actively supporting parental choice to empower families and increasing quality educational options for black children.

The Foundation for Excellence in Education, ExcelinEd, was founded in 2008 by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. ExcelinEd works to promote reform―through school choice, accountability, digital learning, and other strategies―that maximize the opportunities of each student and ensure all students are equipped to succeed in the 21st century.

Democrats for Education Reform aims to return the Democratic Party to its rightful place as a champion of children, first and foremost, in America’s public education systems.

EdChoice, formerly known as The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, was founded upon the ideals and theories of Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman and economist Rose D. Friedman. EdChoice works to promote educational freedom and choice for everyone, viewing choice as “a pathway to successful lives and a stronger society.”

Students First’s mission is to build a national movement to defend the interests of children in public education and pursue transformative reform, so that America has the best education system in the world.

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. KIPP builds a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first.