Our Vision Every child born reaches her full potential for joy and productivity
The Three Keys
Safe Streets, Great Schools, Stable Homes
The Daily Silent Katrina
One hundred and twenty years after Plessey v Ferguson and sixty three years after Brown v. Board., schools in America are very separate and very unequal. In some zip codes in America kids can walk safely to and from school. In others they can not. In most zip codes in America, most children have stable, safe homes. In others not.
This triple tragedy of unsafe streets, second rate schools and unstable homes is a daily but silent and largely ignored Katrina. It is a catastrophe of unrealized potential.
Leaders of both major parties – from Barack and Michelle Obama to George W. Bush and Mitt Romney – have spoken eloquently of this problem but neither party has given this tragedy the priority it deserves.
The mission of the Education First Party is to cast a spotlight on what we think should be our #1 priority as a nation: our kids.
If you agree with our sense of priorities, please join us now. Please consider setting up a local chapter. Please consider running for office.