Fair and Just School Resources

Strained Schools Face Bleak Future: Districts Foresee Budget Cuts, Teacher Layoffs, and a Slowing of Education Reform Efforts

Publication Date: 
Wed, 2011-06-29
Author: 
Nancy Kober, Diane Stark Rentner
Type: 
reports
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials

A recent report by the Center on Education Policy finds that more school districts are predicting budget cuts compared to this time last year and say that the cuts will come at the expense of teachers and other core services. The report is based on a nationally representative survey. 

Opportunity To Learn Messaging Toolkit

Publication Date: 
Mon, 2010-10-25
Author: 
OTL Campaign
Type: 
toolkits

Tools you can use: This toolkit can help you frame the education debates/discussions in your community - to focus on systemic solutions that ensure all children have a fair and substantive opportunity to learn, instead of solutions that may be popular with some but lack a positive track record and are not scalable.

Tools you can use: This toolkit can help you frame the education debates/discussions in your community - to focus on systemic solutions that ensure all children have a fair and substantive opportunity to learn, instead of solutions that may be popular with some but lack a positive track record and are not scalable.

Alliance for Quality Education report: Unequal Opportunity = Unequal Results

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2011-01-25
Type: 
reports
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials

 This report from the Alliance for Quality Education finds that large cuts to the New York public education budget would increase educational inequity and would hurt students living in poverty and students of color the most. 

Download the report

For Immediate Release: January, 25, 2011
Contact: Billy Easton, AQE 518-461-9171 Nikki Jones, AQE 315-416-9393

State: 

Common Opportunity Resource Standards

Publication Date: 
Fri, 2009-12-18
Type: 
policy

Learn about the Opportunity to Learn Campaign’s proposal for a federal resource standards and accountability system and how this system would supplement state education funding and accountability, improve resource distribution efficiencies and yield grater return on investment.

In far too many states, students are  denied access to the resources that provide a meaningful opportunity to learn.  There is no substitute for opportunity, not in our schools, our workplaces, or our society.  Opportunity is at the heart of our American dream.  Yet many students who need a high-quality preschool go without. Many children are taught by ineffective teachers lacking in baseline qualifications and experience. Too many attend under-performing schools that lack the resources necessary to effectively raise achievement.

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