Students for Education Reform is now Our Turn. Read our CEO’s statement on our rebrand and COVID-19 here.
“The voice I'd been hiding for so long holds incredible power to create change. I realized that my lived experiences and struggles had been building up to that moment for me to use them to create change.”
“When I was four years old, I had big dreams to be President of the United States. Through Our Turn, I fight for all of the students who have big dreams, too.”
We conducted a survey of young people in April 2020 to understand how COVID-19 is impacting them and their educational experiences.
Our Turn surveyed Minneapolis public school students and developed concrete recommendations for comprehensive district design to combat inequities.
Members are asking Denver school district leaders to hire at least one full-time mental health counselor per school, train staff on trauma-informed practices, and hire counselors who reflect the diversity of the student body.
LAUSD’s current policy allows students to fulfill graduation requirements with a “D” grade average, leaving students behind and unprepared for higher education.
For too long, America’s inequitable education system silenced students’ voices. We’re raising the volume of young people and allies who won’t accept the status quo. Our collective effort is changing schools and communities for the better.
“My hope for LA schools is that they will one day be a place where any student; no matter their background or zip code, will be able to go to receive a quality education.”
“Being a student [here] was really hard. It felt like we didn’t have opportunities and resources. The opportunities that we did get felt very limited and we had to fight for them.”