Hey Deacons, check out this club!
Last September, a Wake Forest chapter called Students for Education Reform (SFER) was started on campus. The group, which is now present on over 100 college campuses, has grown on our campus with over 80 members. It’s aim is to raise awareness about the education gap in America and foster a new generation of leaders to take control of the issue in the future.
For junior, Kathryn Norcross, the education gap has been an important issue since high school. Last year she was able to get even more involved when she helped to found the club at Wake. This year, she has taken the role of chapter president.
“[This is important to me because] I believe that education injustice is the human rights issue of our time,” Norcross said. “ I’m passionate about Students for Education Reform because education can relate to anyone. Without an education, none of us would be here at Wake Forest. I’m committed to education because, in the end, I believe that your zip code shouldn’t determine your future success.”
SFER continues to raise awareness about education reform by providing film screenings, discussion series, tutoring opportunities and school visits to all members of the Wake community. Their next discussion series will be today at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM on the second floor of the A wing of Tribble to discuss the results of the presidential election and what they mean for education.