South Louisiana Coalition for Education was formed in 2015 by a group of community educators that noticed something concerning: the policy decisions being made on behalf of our students needed greater input from those with a direct stake in schools. To this end, we began organizing in the communities we served with one goal: to get input from people that worked with schools, then use that to drive a student-centered policy agenda and help put students back at the forefront of policy decisions.
Since our initial formation, we have used House Parties, Public Actions and other organizing strategies to engage hundreds of individuals across South Louisiana in the process of making our schools stronger for students.
Who We Are
South Louisiana Coalition for Education is made up of people from all walks of life that have one thing in common: our proximity to, and deep-seated care for, the students of this great state.
SLCE members are current and former teachers and school staff, parents, family members, and others with a shared desire to ensure that our schools are as excellent as possible for students.
We hail from many different geographical locations, political affiliations, religious traditions, and even schools of thought on educational theory, but we share a thorough belief that this diversity of thought and experience makes our coalition stronger, and allows us to achieve the strongest possible outcomes for students.
What We Do
Through a traditional Community Organizing approach, we work to bring teachers, students, and families closer to the educational policy-making process.
The work we do is non-partisan, unaffiliated with any particular political campaign or candidate, and neutral with regard to any political or policy interest that falls outside the scope of public education. This neutrality allows us to focus all of our energy and intent solely on students, and what is best for their interests.
The methods we utilize are time-tested and proven to be effective as best practices within the Community Organizing tradition.