The Threat to
Education in America is under attack. Parents are feeling exhausted and voiceless. Teachers are leaving the profession in droves. And students have been left out of the conversation entirely.
Politicians are playing games with our schools. They are using parents’ concerns to create chaos.
Radicals are doing things that we don’t usually see in this country
Radical politicians have used this frenzy to pass laws that are anti-student and anti-learning. These policies claim to protect students and give voice to parents. But instead, they erase history and limit independent thought.
How We Will Win
COSF works in key states under the biggest threat from radical anti-student policies. We stop the spread of disinformation and change the conversation.
Students and families are at the core of our work. COSF is creating space for them to become the leading voices in this fight. We know what is possible when they have a voice and when communities come together in support of children’s learning.
United, we will form stronger partnerships in school communities. We will also remove politics from our classrooms and protect learning. From this foundation, we can build great schools that respond to children’s needs and teach necessary age-appropriate content.
Who We Are
The Campaign for Our Shared Future (COSF) is a non-partisan effort to support high quality K-12 education and preserve access, inclusion, and meaningful content in our schools so that every student has an opportunity to succeed and thrive.
We are a common ground effort committed to fighting the attack on education across the country. We strive to build a diverse ideological coalition that equally involves policymakers, business leaders, school leaders, teachers, parents, and most importantly children.
There are more of us than there are of them, and we care more about our children thriving than about ideological throwdowns. Our power and purpose lie in our ability to stand together.
We Believe In
Right to Learn
How can we make sure that our children
get what they need in school?
High Quality Lessons
We need to teach kids the truth. That begins with accurate and age-appropriate history lessons. Also, let’s make it clear that children are not to blame for the mistakes of the past. But when they know where we came from and where we're going as a country, we are all better off.
There should be no room for intolerance in our classrooms. Learning to think for yourself goes along with respecting others. That is how we make moral progress as individuals and as a country.
Partner With Parents
Schools should prepare children to be successful and responsible adults. But parents still know their children best. A well-rounded education comes from parents and teachers working together as true partners.