Our Team

The Forum for Education and Democracy, with offices in Ohio, is a national education "action tank" committed to the public, democratic role of public education — the preparation of engaged and thoughtful democratic citizens. At The Forum, we work to promote a public education system worthy of a democracy, one characterized by strong public schools, equity of educational resources, and an informed, involved citizenry.  Our work is "reality-based," coming from the long tenure of our Conveners who have extensive, "hands-on" school experience.


Support for the programs of The Forum has been generously provided by the following foundations:

  • The Ford Foundation
  • The Open Society Institute
  • The Enfranchisement Foundation
  • Justice Matters
  • Mario Morino Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • The Carnegie Corporation (past funder)