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Teachers for Education Reform Launch

By Omar Lopez, Director of Teacher Policy

Today is the official launch of Teachers for Education Reform (TFER).

The site was developed as a platform to educate and engage with current teachers who recognize the need to reform our country’s broken education system.

Having been a teacher myself, I know how difficult it can be to stay on top of the issues that affect the profession. I’ve also felt that the voices of teachers who are passionate about the issues are often left out of important decisions that impact their classrooms.

Teachers’ voices should be an integral part of the education reform conversation. Teachers for Education Reform aims to help foster that conversation by interacting with teachers and providing relevant information to inform their discussions.

As a result, TFER’s priorities will center on the “Teacher Pipeline,” which consists of teacher preparation, induction, development and mastery.

For more information on TFER, please check out the following:

Omar Lopez has been in the struggle to reform the public education system since being part of the first graduating class of Beginning with Children Charter School in Brooklyn, New York. Before joining DFER his background was in teaching English Language Arts in New York City Public Schools at the 5th, 9th and 11th grade level. Read more about Omar here.