Our Power Comes From Our People
Local public school graduates unapologetically demand change through SFER.
Student Leaders Are
We're Fighting For Better Education Policies
Across the Country
Whole Child Supports
SFER members in Richmond, California played a role in increasing funding for socio-emotional and college support services including restorative justice training & elimination of willful defiance suspension.
Mental Health Training
SFER Denver members actively pushed Denver Public Schools’ administrators to allocate $1 million dollars to train schools and staff administrators to notice signs of trauma in students.
SFER Los Angeles' campaign demands that LAUSD align high school graduation rates with college entry standards to prepare all students for college. Currently fewer than 25% of LAUSD graduates are completing a Bachelor's Degree within 6 years.
St. Paul Public Schools revised their strategic plan to reflect SFER Twin Cities' demand to decrease the racial literacy gap. One of their actions delivered 800 signatures from their petition to the board on this campaign.
SFER North Carolina is asking for accountability measures for credit recovery programs for quality of education & stricter use of credit recovery programs. Student chances of admittance into a 4-year college are dramatically reduced after participating in a credit recovery program.
SFER Boston is demanding an inclusive selection process for the next permanent superintendent. The superintendent has a critical role as the district leader serving almost 55,000 students.
We Dream. We ACT!
In North Carolina this last June, we partnered with Adelante Education Coalition to host an Undocugraduation, a ceremony celebrating undocumented students' graduation, to remind legislators of the need for a law that allows undocumented youth to pay tuition as residents in state universities. SFER North Carolina is leading a campaign for tuition equity that would give in state tuition to undocumented North Carolinians. This action came from the heels from a trip to D.C. to rally with United We Dream for a federal Clean Dream Act.
March for OUR LIVES
SFER members in Boston, MA hosted over 150 student members and leaders who attended our National Summit in March 2018. SFER members from different cities participated in the Boston March for our Lives to demand safety from gun violence in our schools, our neighborhoods, and our interactions with the police.