Thanks to our leaders in the states and the citizen movement they are building, our advocacy campaigns are demanding – and getting – results for kids. These policies will help ensure high-quality schools for all kids, regardless of their address.
To date, members of the 50CAN network have run 32 issue campaigns, published dozens of often-cited original reports and begun to emerge as leading education authorities in their respective policy environments. In our first three years, these seven campaigns helped secure 28 legislative wins across key areas like teacher and principal effectiveness, high-quality pre-K, education funding, college and career readiness, and high-quality school choice.
Our campaigns have not only pushed critical legislative and administrative reforms, but have also begun to change the public conversation around providing every child with a high-quality education, regardless of their address. Today, the growing CAN network benefits from more than 20,000 members who have collectively sent more than 30,000 messages to public officials. Our campaigns have been featured in hundreds of news stories, in publications such as MinnPost, StarTribune, ProvidenceJournal, ProvidenceBusinessNews, TheBaltimoreSun, TheWashingtonPost, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and PatriotNews. Each state has also been actively involved in community events, including panel discussions and local task forces.