DFER New York (DFER-NY) cultivates and supports leaders willing to pursue bold reform on behalf of the state’s public school children despite pressure from special interests seeking to represent adult-only interests. As home to the largest public school system in the nation and five major urban districts, DFER-NY has paid particular attention to educating leaders on the needs of students who are most marginalized.  DFER-NY is working closely with state leadership, legislators, and aligned coalitions to advance efforts to ensure the state is accountable for holding high standards for all student groups, expanding parent choice, and ensuring funding creates equitable systems of high quality education for all students across the state.

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Candidates Supported in ’20 & ’21

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