Nancy G. Krop advocates throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and in Sacramento to restore California public schools to the top performing, top funded schools California enjoyed a generation ago.
Founder/CEO, Click My Cause
March 2016 – present
Click My Cause empowers California voters to speak up for children and families on CA legislation within seconds! When an issue is up for vote, you receive a mobile alert to "Act Now!" Then, it's just "2 Clicks 2 Change":
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Action Team Leader, Policy Advocacy Team, Equal Start
October 2014 – June 2015
Equal Start is Congregation Beth Am's social justice initiative to provide high-quality early learning opportunities for every child.
Director of Legislation, Sixth District PTA
(Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties)
July 2013 – July 2015
VP of Advocacy, Palo Alto PTA Council
July 2012 – July 2014
Working with the PTA, the largest all-volunteer advocacy organization for children in California, Ms. Krop's education advocacy services include:
- California school funding workshops and presentations
- Advocacy trainings
- Annual Legislative roundtable with local legislators, PTA leaders and advocates
- Meetings with legislators, school board members and education experts locally and in Sacramento
- Education advocacy materials — slide show presentations, flyers, hand-outs, website information
- Grassroots education advocacy efforts — petition drives, letter writing campaigns
2010 California Attorney of the Year
Ms. Krop was recognized with this award based on her eight years of work as lead counsel on an education whistleblower lawsuit that went to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Krop worked with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice and brought in several law firms, resulting in the second largest settlement for the U.S. Department of Justice obtained without intervention. Learn more here.
2014 Honorary Service Award
The Palo Alto PTA Council, representing the seventeen K-12 Palo Alto public schools, presented Ms. Krop with a 2014 Honorary Service Award for her tireless education advocacy on behalf of all students in California. In particular, the Council recognized Ms. Krop's advocacy locally on behalf of students at risk of losing their homes to development, as well as her statewide education work to restore stable, longterm, adequate funding for all public school students.
Restoring California Schools to Greatness
Once the model, California schools now rank near bottom in per-student spending (cost of living adjusted) and our underfunded schools perform near bottom in math, reading and science.
While top performing states invest $13,000 - $18,000 per student (New York spends $19,000 per student), California spends thousands of dollars less then the $12,000 per-student national average.
The consequences of such education under-funding are severe. Instead of creating “tax-makers,” California is creating “tax-takers.” Since 1980 California built 20 prisons — half full of high school dropouts — and 1 university.
With 59% of California students growing up in poverty, and about 40% English learners, Ms. Krop urges California to re-invest in its most prized possession — its children, its future workers and its future consumers.
View “Restoring Excellence to California Schools,” Ms. Krop’s presentation discussing a proven model used in other states and countries to turn around their public education systems from bottom to top performing schools.
Sixth District PTA Advocacy
As Director of Legislation for the Sixth District PTA, Ms. Krop advocated to improve the educational experience of all students. For more information, see the Sixth District PTA Advocacy web page.