In 2013, the congressionally chartered national Commission on Education Equity and Excellence issued unanimous recommendations for P–12 policy changes at the federal, state, and local levels. This remarkably broad consensus, with unusual pragmatism and concreteness, is comprehensive in its scope and predominantly research based. As a clarion call and reform strategy, the commission report, For Each and Every Child, is a successor to A Nation at Risk (1983); the commission’s grand if not grandiose intention was to provide a framework for the next decade or more of nationwide policy struggle. This article, after briefly summarizing the recommendations, focuses on how a movement might be built to advance them.
Edley, Christopher Jr.
"The National Commission on Education Excellence and Equity: Hypotheses about Movement Building,"
New England Journal of Public Policy:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol26/iss1/6