We believe ALL children deserve an equal opportunity to succeed in life. Education is the key that unlocks the door to success. Every child starts with a dream for the future. In Louisiana, 77% of our fourth graders and 79% of our eighth graders are unable to read at grade level. In New Orleans, 54% of our students attend a school rated D or F.
It’s time to right this wrong.
If we want our children to achieve their dreams, we must first take a stand and give every student a strong start, high expectations, effective teachers, high quality schools, and bold, student-centered leaders.
Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college or career training. To make that happen, we:
- Educate and empower parents, teachers, and community members to demand excellent public schools.
- Advocate for effective local, state and national education policies and investments.
- Ensure the policies and funding we advocate for reach classrooms and help students.
- Elect courageous leaders who will stand up for our priorities.
Stand for Children has almost 20 years of experience working with parents, communities, and partner organizations to mobilize around the shared commitment of improving public education for all students. Together, we advocate for strong education policies that best serve students at the local and state level, elect education champions who are committed to making decisions that are best for students, and hold public officials accountable for ensuring those policies are put into effect properly in public school classrooms. See what we do to accomplish education advocacy from the classroom to the Capitol.
Access to a quality public education is a basic human right – one we are dedicated to protecting.