We Need You

Join organizations from across the country who believe in a professional standard for teachers before entering the classroom, and a system that supports building the capacity of educators to grow and thrive, meeting the needs of their students.  Interested in having your organization join the Coalition? Contact us.

Teaching Quality

Research makes it clear that teachers, together with principals and school leaders, are the most important school-based influence on student learning.  This simple fact demands that we take steps to ensure that the best, brightest and committed enter the teaching profession, that they are well-prepared and supported on the job, and that they are appropriately compensated for their effectiveness and hard work.

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Participating Organizations

National Organizations

Alliance for Excellent Education

Alliance for Multilingual Multicultural Education

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

American Association of People with Disabilities

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

American Council on Rural Special Education

American Council for School Social Work

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

American Federation of Teachers

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

ASPIRA Association

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Autism National Committee

Center for Teaching Quality

Citizen Action of New York

Citizens for Effective Schools

Coalition for Community Schools

Communities for Excellent Public Schools

Council for Exceptional Children

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

Disability Policy Collaboration, A Partnership of The Arc and UCP

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Inc.

Easter Seals

Education Law Center

Educators Rising

FairTest, The National Center for Fair & Open Testing

First Focus Campaign for Children

Gamaliel Foundation

Helen Keller National Center

Higher Education Consortium for Special Education

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Latino Elected and Appointed Officials

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Leadership for the Common Good

League of United Latin American Citizens

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Learning Forward

Learning Policy Institute

Movement Strategy Center


NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

National Alliance of Black School Educators

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

National Association of Elementary School Principals

National Association of School Psychologists

National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Association of State Directors of Special Education

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

National Center for Learning Disabilities

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

National Council for Educating Black Children

National Council of Teachers of English

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Disability Rights Network

National Down Syndrome Congress

National Down Syndrome Society

National Education Association

National Indian Education Association

National Institute for Excellence in Teaching

National Latino Education Research & Policy Project

National Network of State Teachers of the Year

National Opportunity to Learn Campaign

National Urban League

National Writing Project

New Teacher Center

Opportunity Action

PDK International

Parents Across America

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Progressive States Action

Public Advocates Inc.

Public Advocacy for Kids

Rural School and Community Trust

School Social Work Association of America

South East Asia Resource Action Center

TASH - Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion for People with Disabilities

Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children

TESOL International Association

United Church of Christ Justice & Witness Ministries

State and Local Organizations

Abbott Leadership Institute – Newark, New Jersey

Action Now – Illinois

Action Now– North Carolina


Alliance for Quality Education (AQE)

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)

Arkansas Community Organizations

Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council – Chicago

California Association for Bilingual Education

Californians for Justice

Californians Together

California Latino School Boards Association

Campaign for Quality Education

Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning Coalition for Educational Justice

Citizen Action of New York

Delawareans for Social and Economic Justice

Educate Our State

Education Voters Pennsylvania

Grow Your Own Illinois

Inner City Struggle

Justice Matters

Legal Advocates for Children and Youth

Montgomery County Education Forum


Parents for Unity

RYSE Center

San Francisco Teacher Residency

Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education

Young Voices-Providence, Rhode Island

Youth On Board – Somerville, Massachusetts

Youth Together