Blumenfeld's activism group gets nod from Time magazine

January 16, 2012
  • La Canada school board candidates give their opening statements during a forum at La Canada High School on Monday, October 17, 2011. From the left are Andrew Blumenfeld, Jeanne Broberg, Ernest Koeppen and Ellen Multari. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)
La Canada school board candidates give their opening…

Time magazine published a list of 12 education activists to watch in 2012, mentioning one name familiar to La Cañada: Andrew Blumenfeld.

The school board member's former Princeton classmates Catharine Bellinger and Alexis Morin started Students for Education Reform (SFER) in 2009. Blumenfeld is a member of the organization that mobilizes college students and gets them to advocate for education reform in the voting booth and in state capitols, according to the magazine.

SFER has since grown to 71 chapters in 28 states.

Blumenfeld, a 20-year-old Princeton junior, beat out school board incumbent Jeanne Broberg in the November election.

To read the full list of the 12 education activists to watch, click here

-- Katie Landan, Times Community News

Twitter: @katielandan

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