Theory of Change

Theory of Change

Educators for Excellence has two long-term goals that are inextricably linked: better outcomes for all students, especially those impacted by opportunity gaps, and the elevation of the quality and prestige of the teaching profession.

We achieve these goals by changing policy at the district, state, and federal levels and transforming teachers’ unions to be more student-focused, democratic, diverse, and anti-racist.

United around our Declaration of Teachers’ Principles and Beliefs, we are building a powerful movement to lead this change by:

  • Organizing forward-thinking educators with a shared vision of equity and excellence in schools,
  • Training and supporting teacher leadership, and
  • Advocating for teacher-led recommendations at all levels of government, within teachers’ unions, and in the public conversation about education