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Democrats for Education Reform

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Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) is a New York-based political action committee whose mission is to encourage the Democratic Party to embrace policies which will fundamentally reform American public education and promotes use of more charter schools, school funding and stricter teacher evaluations. The group wants the Democratic Party to embrace education reform, such as standardized testing and the Common Core educational standards.

The group emerged around the same time as the Education Equality Project. Whitney Tilson and Kevin P. Chavous among the group's co-founders. Gloria Romero leads the group's California chapter. Ron Tupa is a staff member for the group. Cory Booker is on the group's board of advisors. The group is led by former journalist Joe Williams, who covered Oakland, California's school system. In September 2015 Shavar Jeffries become the president of the organization

The Washington City Paper has called the group "staunchly pro-charter and anti-teachers union."

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Democrats for Education Reform Wikipedia


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