Friday, March 18, 2011

Extensive and Diverse Alliance for Equity

by Jan Resseger, United Church of Christ Justice & Witness Ministries
As ESEA reauthorization moves ahead in Congress, the extensive and diverse alliance of 153 groups that has come together, the Forum on Educational Accountability (FEA), brings the vitally important principle of equity to the fore of that debate. [See their statement and the full list of groups.] The groups include:
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Administrators
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • American Music Therapy Association
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Center on Education Policy
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • Church Women United
  • Coalition of Essential Schools
  • Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism
  • Education Law Center
  • Episcopal Church
  • FairTest
  • Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
  • Governing Board of the National Council of Churches
  • Hmong National Development
  • Jobs with Justice
  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • National Alliance of Black School Educators
  • National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
  • National Council for Educating Black Children
  • National Council of Churches
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • National Education Association
  • National Indian Education Association
  • National Urban League
  • Organization of Chinese Americans
  • Public Education Network
  • Rainbow PUSH Coalition
  • Rethinking Schools
  • Rural School and Community Trust
  • Schott Foundation for Public Education
  • Southern Education Foundation
  • United Black Christians of the United Church of Christ
  • Women’s Division of the United Methodist Church

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