Democrats for Education Reform Taps State Senator Gloria Romero to Lead 2011 California Expansion
Some BIG news: DFER has hired CA State Senator Gloria Romero to lead the expansion of DFER to California. I've been following Sen. Romero for some time (and met her for the first time last week), and she's a WARRIOR for kids!
California State Senator Gloria Romero (D — East Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Education Committee, has been selected to lead the expansion of Democrats for Education Reform to California, the national organization announced today.
"With a bold vision and a fearless approach, Senator Romero has been leading the way on critical education reform in California for years," said Joe Williams, DFER's Executive Director. "Gloria recognizes the destructiveness of California's achievement gap, and she's committed to closing it for the benefit of all of the state's young people. There's simply no better person to steer our Golden State expansion."
Launched in 2007, DFER has active chapters in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Colorado, with others on the way. The organization pushes to make Democratic politicians more active participants in efforts to dramatically improve public schools for students.