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Who We Are

Citizens for Delaware Schools is a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the state of education and about policy solutions that can improve Delaware’s K-12 education system. We firmly believe that a quality education has the power to level the playing field in society when implemented effectively.
For far too long, Delaware has ranked at the top in education spending while consistently performing poorly in student outcomes. This status quo is unsustainable. It is time for the public to demand better for our children and for educators to have the freedom to implement proven policies that yield positive results. Let’s work together to ensure that every child in Delaware has access to a high-quality education that sets them up for success in the future.

What We Offer

School Board Guides

  • The Voter Guide helps Delawareans make informed decisions based upon their values.

  • Newly Elected School Board Members Guide provide insight into how they plan to govern.


Policy Solutions

We research and promote time-tested solutions in Delaware.

  • Back To Basics
  • Parental Involvement
  • Safe Environment for All
  • Equal Opportunity for Success.

Community and News

We provide subscribers regular state education news and updates in hopes you’ll share such information with your family and friends. 

Delaware's National Ranking in Proficiency 2023

  • 75% of 4th Graders can’t read at grade level.

  • 75% of 4th Graders can’t read at grade level.
  • 47th in 4th Grade Math

  • 46th in 4th Grade Reading

  • 45th in 8th Grade Math & Reading
  • Ranks 13th in Per-Student Spending

  • $20,230 in Per Student Spending in 2023