Carnegie Joins Coalition to Call for Bold Action on Stimulus Education Reforms

ADVOCATES UNITE TO ENSURE FEDERAL FUNDS ACHIEVE DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS FOR AMERICA’S STUDENTS

Carnegie Corporation of New York and a broad cross-section of organizations dedicated to transforming America’s schools are supporting education reform as states and districts begin receiving billions in federal stimulus funding for education.

The newly created Coalition for Student Achievement is calling on federal, state, and local leaders to make sure the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides more than just a short-term economic boost, but also achieves long-term, dramatic gains in student achievement. Read the press release.

In a letter sent today to Secretary Duncan, the Coalition, which represents more than 30 diverse education, business, civil rights, and philanthropic organizations and continues to grow, emphasized that “speed and efficiency must not trump reform and improvement.” Read the letter to Secretary Duncan.