DFER DC Releases Voter Guide on Education Issues
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 2, 2020) — Democrats for Education Reform DC (DFER DC), an organization committed to creating a public education system in Washington, D.C., that justly and equitably serves all students, today released its first-ever DC Education Champions Voter Guide. The guide aims to help DC voters understand candidates’ positions on key education policy issues ahead of the November 3rd election.
“This year shows us that change must happen and it must happen now. There is no greater lever with which to change the broken status quo than the exercise of our most fundamental right as Americans: our right to vote,” said DFER DC Director Ramin Taheri. “As an organization dedicated to fighting for the students and families who are so often overlooked, we must ensure DC residents are well-informed and able to exercise their right to vote.”
The guide does not endorse any particular candidate. Still, the organization encourages eligible voters to pay attention to the candidates who have a strong understanding of the building blocks of an equitable public education system. These include resource equity, accountability, public school choice, teacher quality and preparation, higher education quality, affordability, and opportunity.
DFER DC obtained the information compiled and summarized in the guide from the candidates’ answers to the organization’s questionnaires, official campaign websites, and other publicly available sources.
The 2020 DC Education Champions Voter Guide is available at dc-edchampions.org through Election Day on November 3.