Here at Noah Webster Educational Foundation, we believe that we are all a part of America's story of education.
If we want that story to get better, something has to change.
NWEF's goal is to:
- educate the public on education issues
- collaborate with you and other organizations to make a difference
- change attitudes and policies to empower students through foundational, principled, and positive instruction.
Through informational resources and collaborative effort, we want to educate American's about the changes needed in our schools.
First, NWEF wants to help keep you (and other people who care about our children's schools) informed through our website and blog resources. Rather than just focusing on the many problems in education, we desire to propose evidence-based principles that can provide positive solutions.
Your story also plays a huge part in bringing change to the American school system. We give individuals a platform to share their personal experiences in education, good and bad, through short video and audio files. You can submit your own education story here on our website on the "Tell Your Story" page to educate others and offer a new perspective that they may have not considered.
To further spread the news about the importance of change in today's education, we also create historical documentaries showing the causes and effects of policy on education and culture.
Purpose of Education
These phrases are prominently featured in Webster’s definition of education:
“The bringing up, as of a child, instruction; formation of manners. education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations.”
Based on this definition, there are three key purposes of education.
- To impart knowledge
- To develop character
- To equip students for a useful place in society
Vision & Mission
To change education and culture through foundational principles and sound policy.
To educate and collaborate with individuals and organizations to tell the story of America’s education and culture, identify foundational principles that improve it, and advance practice and policy to change it.