ABOUT OUR FOUNDATION

 

Our Mission

The American Public Education Foundation was founded to help protect America’s economic and national security interests through programs and services that support high-quality public education.  We serve the interests of America’s public schoolchildren – our nation’s future leaders. The Foundation believes in the power of public education to transform lives, grow economies and strengthen America.

 

Nine out of 10 school-age children attend America’s public schools

(Over 50 million nationwide)

National Center for Education Statistics

Public education is vital for tomorrow's success.

A  Catalyst for Positive Change

​The American Public Education Foundation partners with public school advocates from all walks of life – lawmakers, leaders, and ordinary Americans – to “keep the American Dream alive” for our nation’s K-12 students. We believe that high-quality public education is the pathway to a stronger America.

 

We seek to identify and aggregate “the best of what we know.” The future of public education is dependent on bold ideas, “outside-the-box” creative thinking and scalable best practices designed to improve teaching and learning and strengthen America’s public schools.

 

Our programs and services complement classroom-based teaching and learning, building “life skills” - civic engagement, character development and global citizenship - that empower students to thrive in today’s complex 21st century global economy.

Together We Can. Together We Must.

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David A. Pickler

Executive Director

Pickler Wealth Advisors
American Public Education Foudation

David Pickler and Pickler Wealth Advisors have funded 100% of the administrative and operational costs of the American Public Education Foundation.

100% of the funds donated have gone toward programs centered around providing high-quality public education for our nation's students.

See our Work in Action!