FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2022
The Campaign for Our Shared Future’s Statement: Midterm Election’s Impact on Public Education
Washington, D.C. - Today, Campaign for Our Shared Future Executive Director Heather Harding released the following statement celebrating voter turnout during pivotal election for public schools:
“This election marked a pivotal moment for public schools around the country. And while we wait for every vote to be counted, what’s become clear is that we had record numbers of voters in many states.
“As a mother of two children, I am encouraged by the number of voters who went to the polls and cast their ballot, including in local school board races. It is my sincere hope that those elected will uphold the values of the communities they represent. That they will prioritize the partnership between parents and teachers, preserve access to an inclusive age-appropriate curriculum, and provide our schools with the resources students need to succeed.
“One thing is for certain: all eyes are on these newly elected officials. As they begin their new tenure, we must continue to hold them accountable and ensure they put the interests of our students ahead of political gamesmanship. With the futures of our children on the line, the stakes could not be higher.”
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. COSF is a common ground effort committed to fighting the attack on education across the country.