October 30, 2014 | Posted in:Articles, News

Democrats for Public Education, the new 527 political advocacy group formed to push back against education reform efforts, today is releasing a list of supporters nationwide.

They include Maria Cardona, a former senior advisor to the Hillary Clinton for President campaign; Alice Huffman, president of the California NAACP; several high-ranking members of the Democratic National Committee and an assortment of state legislators from states including Montana, New Mexico and Louisiana. Also on the list: parent activist Rita Solnet, co-founder of Parents Across America, and New York University education professor Diane Ravitch.

The group aims to counter the growing strength of organization such as Democrats for Education Reform by building a coalition focused on funding, equity and support for neighborhood schools.