|Top official:||Michelle Rhee|
The mission statement of the association is:
|“||Our mission is to build a national movement to defend the interests of children in public education and pursue transformative reform, so that America has the best education system in the world.||”|
Ballot measure activity
In 2014, StudentsFirst is expected to support passage of the California Teacher Performance Initiative ballot measure, which was filed with the Attorney General of California by a StudentsFirst consultant, Matt David.
State legislative activity
California: StudentsFirst contributed over $1 million in 2012 to various candidates for the California State Legislature. This included support for Democrats Ian Calderon, Cheryl Brown and Brian Johnson. Calderon, Brown and Johnson faced opponents funded by the California Teachers Association.
- Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, Southern California Public Radio, "California ballot measure would base teacher layoffs on performance, not seniority," December 24, 2013
- StudentsFirst, "About StudentsFirst," accessed January 5, 2014
- Sacramento Bee, "Michelle Rhee's consultant introduces California ballot measure", December 17, 2013