Research for a Purpose
Fordham produces relevant, rigorous, and actionable policy research on the most important issues in K–12 education.
Fordham’s education policy work focuses primarily on three areas: High Expectations, Quality Choices, and Personalized Pathways. We believe that all schools that are supported with public funds should be held accountable for helping their students make academic progress from year to year; that all parents deserve to have a range of high-quality options, as well as reliable information with which to make the best choice for their children; and that students have a variety of needs, interests, and ambitions, and that our K–12 education system ought to reflect this variety.
In our nation’s capital, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute hosts a wide variety of panel discussions, book events, lectures, and other convenings that feature renowned policymakers, authors, community stakeholders, educators, and activists.