Last year, parents, students, teachers and community members in Los Angeles achieved a huge victory for the city’s public schools: they successfully pushed the LA school board to adopt the “Equity Is Justice Resolution," which will guide the distribution of new state funding to prioritize the highest-needs students and schools. Their victory is an important step and an inspiring moment in the fight for equity and opportunity in our nation's public schools.
Fair and Just School Resources
Media Mobilizing Project has created an amazing new project to share the personal stories of parents, students and educators in Philadelphia's public schools.
In a column for the Education Opportunity Network, blogger Jeff Bryant paints a stark picture of how state budget fights are decimating public schools and stripping them of the resources they need to support students and teachers.
One of the major issues facing Pennsylvania's policymakers in the ongoing budget debate is how to fairly and fully fund all of the state's schools. Currently, Pennsylvania has one of the largest funding gaps between districts in the country.
Organizers deliver an unfurled banner of 30,000
signatures to the state capitol.
As Pennsylvania's state budget deadline looms, organizers like the Pennsylvania Alliance to Reclaim our Schools (PA AROS) and a coalition of faith and community leaders are ramping up pressure for a budget that fairly funds Pennsylvania schools.
The 4th edition of the Education Law Center's "Is School Funding Fair" report card is out this month, giving advocates and organizers across the country another round of valuable data on how well states are (or aren't) investing in their schools and students.
Last week parents, students, teachers and community members across Massachusetts took part in a statewide week of action against the overuse of high stakes, standardized testing.
How States Can Raise the Revenue to Fund
the Schools Our Students Deserve
New fact sheets for advocates and policymakers!