The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is the nation’s leader in advancing educational excellence for every child through quality research, analysis, and commentary, as well as on-the-ground action and advocacy in Ohio.

We advance:

  • High standards for schools, students and educators;
  • Quality education options for families;
  • A more productive, equitable and efficient education system; and
  • A culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and excellence.

We promote education reform by:

  • Producing rigorous policy research and incisive analysis;
  • Building coalitions with policy makers, donors, organizations and others who share our vision; and
  • Advocating bold solutions and comprehensive responses to education challenges, even when opposed by powerful interests and timid establishments.

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