The Center for Global Policy Solutions has joined the Education Opportunity Network and a diverse group of leaders from across the country to release a new “Education Declaration.” The document puts forward a strong critique of our nation’s current course on education. Moreover, by coming together around the Declaration, we are demanding a new direction in public school policy, focused on opportunities and supports for students – and respect for teachers.

Americans have long looked to our public schools to provide opportunities for individual advancement, promote social mobility and share democratic values. We have built great universities, helped bring children out of factories and into classrooms, held open the college door for returning veterans, fought racial segregation and struggled to support and empower students with special needs. We believe good schools are essential to democracy and prosperity—and that it is our collective responsibility to educate all children, not just a fortunate few.

Sign the Education Declaration to Rebuild America.