Education Voters Institute

Mission

The Education Voters Institute envisions a nation in which every child graduates from high school prepared for college, civic engagement, and success in life, and in which every graduate has access to affordable higher education. We envision a rededication of public policy and public funds to the historic purpose of public education: preparing each student for engaged citizenship and lifelong learning. We envision Americans across the country engaged in common pursuit of that purpose. Our mission is to build public support for education policies that promote that vision. Through public information and civic participation campaigns, Education Voters Institute will create and increase voter demand for excellent education. We will organize a network of coordinated state EVIs that will conduct national, state and local initiatives.EVI will change public policies and redirect public funding toward accomplishment of five goals by the year 2012:

  • Bring excellent solutions to all schools, eliminating educational inequities within and across schools, neighborhoods, districts, and states.
  • Encourage innovation and creativity to address the needs of every child.
  • Invest in quality teachers, reducing turnover and increasing student success.
  • Invest in the full spectrum of education, from pre-K through postsecondary education.
  • Provide access to affordable higher education for all who seek it, preparing today's students for tomorrow's workplace.

Education is the key to individual accomplishment and democratic renewal. The goals we are pursuing will benefit individual students by improving access to quality education; equally important, they will benefit all Americans by preparing every individual for college, productive employment, and life in the 21st century.