Are There Too Many Education Groups?

In a revealing story with broad implications, Education Week reports that the Education Commission of the States is in a fiscal and managerial jam due in part to tight state budgets, shifts in philanthropic giving, and the proliferation of specialized advocacy organizations in education.

I can't imagine ECS going down the tubes just yet, but it's clear there are a lot more education groups than there were in 1965 when ECS was founded -- all competing for public and private funding, attention, and talent. State-focused organizations include the CCSO, NCSL, NGA, and Achieve. Then there are others like the Ed Trust, Center on Education Policy, and the like.


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