For Immediate Release | Feb 20, 2013
Michelle Rhee Announces Support, Contribution to Coalition for School Reform
Sacramento, CA- Today, Michelle Rhee, CEO and Founder of StudentsFirst, announced the organization’s support of the Coalition for School Reform; a group of parents, educators, and local leaders dedicated to improving and reforming Los Angeles’ public schools. StudentsFirst also announced that its Political Action Committee, Parents and Teachers For Putting StudentsFirst, will make a $250,000 contribution to the coalition.
“With more than 200,000 members in California, StudentsFirst is proud to support the Coalition for School Reform, which is backing courageous leaders who will fight for policies to improve student learning,” said Rhee. “Los Angeles is the second-largest school district in this country, and if it is headed in the right direction on implementing true reform, then there will be positive reverberations for children throughout the nation."
StudentsFirst is a bipartisan grassroots movement of more than 2 million members nationwide, working to focus our education system on what's best for students. Today, too many of America's children are not getting the quality education they need and deserve. StudentsFirst is helping to change that with common sense reforms that help make sure all students have great schools and great teachers. We are working to ensure educators are valued for the critical role they play in kids’ lives, families have high-quality school choices and a real say in their child's education, and our tax dollars are spent wisely on what works for kids. Launched by former Washington D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee in December 2010, StudentsFirst has successfully helped pass more than 110 student-centered policies in 17 states, and our movement continues to grow. For more information visit www.studentsfirst.org.