As former Mayor of New York City, Mike Bloomberg understands what it takes to improve America’s schools. Bloomberg Philanthropies works to increase high school graduation and college enrollment rates as well as achievement across the country in communities in states like Tennessee and Louisiana and in cities such as Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis, Indiana.
This work is grounded in the belief that the solutions required to improve education require broad coalitions to put students’ interests first. We believe we need more places with strong elected and educational leaders challenging the status quo and enacting policies to improve student achievement – including high standards, aligned assessments, and holding leaders at all levels accountable.
USING ADVOCACY TO DRIVE EFFECTIVE POLICY CHANGE
Supporting educational leadership at all levels is part of what’s needed to improve education in America – we also need strong policies backed by elected officials who are committed to creating lasting changes and advancing student outcomes in their cities and states.
Mike Bloomberg is using his personal funds to advocate for effective policies and the elected leaders who are driving them forward. He supports pro-reform candidates regardless of their political party, and seeks opportunities to support those whose vote or engagement would make a real difference in state and local policy.
Advocacy and political activities are supported by Mike Bloomberg personally and are not in any part supported by The Bloomberg Family Foundation.