Faith In Action

Tips and Tools for Education Advocacy

How do people of faith get involved in the fight to improve our nation’s public schools? The Expectations Project (TEP) has partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to share our expertise in education and faith-based advocacy. This has culminated in the gathering of resources to assist people of faith (clergy, leaders, pastors, lay members) to advocate to impact inequity issues in K-12 public education.

Our goal is to encourage people of faith to become more involved in the movement to improve K-12 public schools. TEP believes that all young people can receive an amazing education, regardless of the zip code they live in, money their parents make, or the color of their skin. Here is why we think faith communities should be involved: There are more than 300,000 places of worship across America compared with roughly 23,000 high-poverty public schools, struggling to meet student needs—a ratio of 13 to 1.  We urge the faith community to address the vast inequities in public education and speak up and act on behalf of “the least of these.” (Matthew 25:40)