How we Prioritize States.
We believe in designing policy work with the intention to learn. Too often, groups invest in states based upon personal relationships, short-term opportunities, or other limiting factors. We have a different approach. We believe that culture is the foundation of transformational policy environments. This tool prioritizes states based on our assumptions of what conditions create the best culture. The transparency of this website invites you to test and challenge our assumptions. We hope this tool will be invaluable to internal stakeholders, other foundations interested in education, and policy groups. As we learn more, we will refine our approach and improve our effectiveness.
how each state ranks.
yes. every kid. foundation. helps students discover, develop, and apply their unique abilities, establishing a foundation for a life of fulfillment and success. We highlight policy that respects the dignity of every student, fosters a diversity of approaches, and is open to the free flow of ideas and innovation.
Make a difference for the kids in your community.
In the ideal, public education inspires curiosity, creativity, and the motivation to contribute and add value to our communities. We imagine a world where the educational system is crucial to a kid’s self-discovery and self-actualization; where freedom of choice is partnered with diverse and individualized pathways; where schools promote mastery, help students excel, and foster a transformative experience for each and every kid.
That system must be under-girded by an infrastructure that promotes and values each individual kid. Simply put, we cannot thrive with a system built to accommodate an average kid… because there is no such thing as an average kid. Instead, we need to bring together families and educators to revolutionize education from the ground up.