I worked at Democrats for Education Reform full-time (More than a year)
The people for the most part are great, except the handful of diva state directors. Joe Williams, former Executive Director and now Board Member was absolutely amazing.
The new Executive Director, lawyer by trade, has made everything corporate-like, thus eliminating the family environment that used to be there. The "SLT" (Senior Leadership Team) has always succumbed to the diva State directors, who many times act like spoiled brats when they don't get their way, and throw temper tantrums knowing that they'll get their way in the long run.
Advice to Management
Support your National team, don't just throw them under the bus. Hold everyone accountable, ESPECIALLY state-directors that do borderline illegal things and get away with it!
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