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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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Alexis Morin


Alexis Morin is the co-founder and Executive Director of Students for Education Reform, a nonprofit that organizes college students into a force to change K-12 education policy and politics. SFER has trained thousands of college students as grassroots organizers. Previously, Alexis served as special assistant to Norman Atkins, co-Founder and President of Relay Graduate School of Education. She’s worked at DC Public Schools and served on her hometown school board in Northborough, MA. Alexis and her co-founder were named to Forbes' "30 Under 30: Education" list in 2012 and 2013 and TIME's list of "12 Education Activists to Watch in 2012." Morin is on a leave of absence from Princeton University. She lives in Oakland, CA.


  • SFER student organizers won 3 major victories for students in 2015. SFER Minnesota members championed the passage of a new law to improve the higher education remedial courses that students must take when high schools don't deliver on the promise of college preparation. SFER members, acting through its sister nonprofit SFER Action Network, provided the critical grassroots campaigning to elect courageous leaders onto the Denver and Los Angeles city school boards.
  • With a 4,000+ member network, 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 33 states.