SEF’s Public Policy Priorities

The Southern Education Foundation’s latest education justice agenda urges state lawmakers throughout the South to adopt five recommendations informed by a broad base of southern community members, research and policy experts, advocates, and early education and K-12 practitioners. SEF urges lawmakers to use their legislative responsibility to support transformational investments for historically underresourced schools and communities. We understand the systemic educational challenges of today are far too great for one organization or group to tackle alone. With this publication, we hope policymakers take this moment to reinvigorate state expectations and imagine a future in which all our students can flourish. Our top priorities for this year include:

  • advancing early childhood learning experiences
  • supporting equitable K-12 resource allocation
  • prioritizing public education over school privatization efforts
  • ensuring the success of the ‘whole-child’
  • ensuring education environments are equitable and just

Download SEF’s Policy Priorities