Students for Education Reform
Closing the education opportunity gap through transformative student organizing
SFER (Students for Education Reform) is a student-led movement that champions educational equity for all children, regardless of race or background. SFER organizes students to be a powerful force for K-12 education policy and political change, through campus chapters that work at the national, state, and local levels to advocate for great teachers and quality school choices for all kids.
SFER's advocacy work and campus organizing are guided by their student-written statement of principles that articulates — from a student perspective — the changes they believe are necessary to achieve educational equity in the United States.
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In her role as co-founder and co-executive director of Students for Education Reform, Alexis oversees the organization’s program, management, and operations. Previously, Alexis served as special assistant to Norman Atkins, President of Relay Graduate School of Education, and assisted Paul Bambrick, Managing Director of Uncommon Schools, with special projects. She has worked on the human capital team at DC Public Schools and served on the local school board in Northborough, MA. Alexis is currently taking a leave of absence from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University to work full-time on SFER.
- In a little over two years, SFER has grown from a student group on one college campus into a national advocacy nonprofit with over 140 chapters and 4,000+ members
- SFER has helped co-author or pass new education policies in Minnesota and Connecticut, helped elect great candidates to the Denver Public School board and has built new community capacity to tackle educational injustice in over 22 states