StudentsFirst is a national grassroots movement of more than 2 million parents, teachers, students, administrators and concerned citizens mobilizing for one purpose: to put the laws and leaders in place to ensure that America has the best education system in the world. StudentsFirst members are focused on creating a new approach that puts students' interests at the center of education policy.
As a bipartisan organization, StudentsFirst works with state legislators to create laws and policies that put the needs of students above any other interest in the system. Their members are pushing for reforms that will elevate the teaching profession, empower parents and improve the governance and financial strength of school districts. Together, StudentsFirst members have already helped pass more than 110 new policies in 17 states, affecting 23 million students, and they continue to strive to transform public education to ensure great teachers and great schools for all of our kids.
StudentsFirst was founded in 2010 by former Washington D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.
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