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Philadelphia Organizers to Launch Fair Funding Campaign

Organizers in Philadelphia are gearing up to make this year's race for Pennsylvania governor all about fair school funding. On March 29, they will launch a seven-month effort to get 25,000 registered voters to sign a pledge to vote for candidates committed to supporting public schools.

Organizers in Philadelphia are gearing up to make this year's race for Pennsylvania governor all about fair school funding.

NY Allies Organize to Defend Pre-k and Fair School Funding

From protests to rallies to statewide actions, it's been an eventful winter for OTL allies in New York State. Here's a run down of the some of the inspiring events organizers have led to support their public schools and defend every student's right to resources like pre-k and fair school funding.

It's been an eventful winter for education organizers in New York State. Because there's been so much going on, here's a quick run down of some of the recent protests, rallies and other inspiring actions. 

Students Demand a New York that Works for #AllOfUs

Publication Date: 
Thu, 2014-03-20

Students from Utica, NY, are organizing with OTL allies across the state to support their public schools and fight for fair school funding. Here's what they have to say!

Students from Utica, NY, are organizing with OTL allies across the state to support their public schools and fight for fair school funding. Here's what they have to say!

Options In The Standoff Over Test-Based Education Policy

By Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity Network

Teachers, parents, and students are speaking out against the extraordinary emphasis on standardized testing that has become the bedrock of the nation’s education policies. They are questionining the whole idea that teaching and learning can be expressed and judged solely in numbers and rankings, which seems to be a forgone conclusion to policy makers and economists.

This post originally appeared on Education Opportunity Network.

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What's Missing from Your School? Join the Fight for Fair Funding!

The Alliance for Quality Education and Campaign for Fiscal Equity are launching a statewide tour next week to document the disastrous impact of inequitable school funding. Check out the tour dates and locations and join the tour on Twitter with hashtag #CFETour.

What's missing from your school due to budget cuts or unfair school funding? Counselors, tutors, art classes, physical education, pre-k programs? Join OTL allies in New York State next week and add your voice to the call for fair school funding. 

St. Paul Teachers Threaten Strike to Defend "Schools Our Children Deserve"

Teachers in St. Paul, MN, are taking a brave stand on behalf of their students. Backed by parents and community partners, the teachers threatened to strike not over pay but over resources like pre-k programs, school counselors and small class sizes.

If you haven't heard about the brave stand teachers are taking in St. Paul, MN, here's what's going on:

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MA Allies Help Draft Guidelines to Curb Suspensions

OTL allies in Massachusetts played a huge role in passing a 2012 law known as Chapter 222 that required schools to provide educational resources to suspended students. Now, these same allies are playing a role in drafting state guidelines to help schools implement the new law.

OTL allies in Massachusetts played a huge role in passing a 2012 law known as Chapter 222 that required schools to provide continuing educational resources to suspended students. Now, these same allies are playing a role in drafting state guidelines to help schools implement the new law. Check out some of the recent media coverage of their work!

Our Children Are Not Collateral Damage

Publication Date: 
Fri, 2014-02-07

Parents, students and teachers across the country are fighting for equitable school resources, community solutions and an end to mass school closures. Don't miss this video from our grassroots ally Journey for Justice.

Parents, students and teachers across the country are fighting for equitable school resources, community solutions and an end to mass school closures. If you've been following our series of infographics on school closures, you know that closures disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income families.

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Like Our Infographics? Watch Journey for Justice in Action

Parents, students and teachers across the country are fighting for equitable school resources, community solutions and an end to mass school closures. If you like our infographics on school closures, don't miss this video from our grassroots ally Journey for Justice.

Parents, students and teachers across the country are fighting for equitable school resources, community solutions and an end to mass school closures. If you've been following our series of infographics on school closures, you know that closures disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income families.

Is School Funding Fair in Your State?

What does "fair" school funding look like? A new report measures whether states are funding their schools fairly and how hard they're trying.

What does "fair" school funding look like? What is it exactly that education advocates and organizers are calling for when they rally at state capitols demanding more money for their schools? 

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