Speak UP's strategies and actions reflect a set of core values shared by our community. We work together to address the urgency of changing California’s public education outcomes by promoting actions and policies that are:


STUDENT-CENTERED

“What’s best for kids?” This question should be at the center of all education policy and decision-making. 


EQUITY-DRIVEN

A high-quality education for all children is a civil right.


PARTICIPATORY

A high-quality education for all children can be achieved with the participation and accountability of all stakeholders: parents, teachers, administrators, elected representatives and students.


INFORMED

An informed community will advocate for well-educated children, improved public education and a respected, supported and well-prepared teaching force.


COLLABORATIVE

An approach that respects and values diverse viewpoints will unite communities around solutions that benefit all kids.