Welcome. The Southern Education Foundation offers this site with easy-to-use information and analysis on the key issues of education in the American South.
Fairness and excellence are crucial challenges in Southern education. The South has America's lowest levels of education and income largely because children who need the most help to succeed in school often get the least support. In turn, America and the South need these children to succeed to meet the nation's growing economic imperatives.
Fairness and excellence also define SEF's mission. For almost 140 years, SEF has carried out strategic, innovative work to expand the benefits of education to all people. Today, SEF brings a sense of history and a cutting-edge perspective to our work. Please join us.