P-12 Education Program
The Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
undertakes a wide range of strategies and programs that involve research, analysis, advocacy, technical assistance, and outreach to improve the education of low income students and students of color.
SEF's P-12 Education program works to
Improve education policy and practice from early childhood to young adulthood
Inform the public about vital education issues and policy options
Strengthen parent, school, and private sector efforts to better meet the needs of low income students and students of color
Promote high quality, universal education for all children.
Demographics of the South's Public School Students
The South is the first region of the country with a majority of low income students and a majority of students of color in its public schools. SEF has studied these trends and their increasing effects on public education in the region.
Tax Credit Scholarships – or ‘neo-vouchers’ – are increasingly considered as a means to finance private education with public dollars. SEF has studied and reported on abuses and misuses of Georgia’s program since its implementation, beginning with our two-year study, A Failed Experiment, in 2011. We found that the program fails to achieve its primary public aim of providing the state’s low income children attending troubled public schools with new, affordable opportunities for a good education.
Check out reports on how this program discriminates against certain students and how cheating is widespread.