Knowledge is power. If we are going to achieve our goal of great schools for all we need local leaders with a deep understanding of both education policy and advocacy strategy. We need a Hogwarts for ed reformers. Tour the campus.
Think of this as education policy 101. We collected, organized and summarized the key policy and research reports across six major topics. Each of these topics is organized into content areas with brief summaries and links to the original reports for further reading. If you have ideas on how we can continue to update and improve the syllabus, please reach out to VP of Policy & Research Gretchen Guffy.
Find out what the 50CAN staff is reading to become great advocates. The bookshelf includes case studies on advocacy tactics, memoirs and biographies of great advocates in other movements, and other resources. If there’s anything else we should be reading up on, let SVP of Campaigns Karen Silverman know.
Education reform didn’t invent advocacy. We look to the successful social movements of the past and present for inspiration and lessons. When you walk in the doorway of 50CAN headquarters in New York, the first thing you see is a gallery called “Great Leaders Change Everything” with photos of our staff’s most inspiring advocates from other fields. We think of them as our professors.