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Thomas B. Fordham Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation's work in education seeks to advance understanding and acceptance of effective reform strategies that incorporate these principles: the need for dramatically higher standards; an education system designed for and responsive to the needs of its users; verifiable outcomes and accountability; equality of opportunity; a solid core curriculum taught by knowledgeable, expert instructors; and educational diversity, competition, and choice.


Established in 1959 in OH


Thomas B. Fordham Foundation

Independent foundation




1016 16th St. N.W., 8th Fl. Washington, DC United States 20036-5703

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