Joe Bishop, Director of Policy
for the OTL Campaign
Massachusetts' schools are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. The state's success is due in large part to its 1993 Education Reform Act, which introduced a set of high achievement standards and a fair school funding system to provide schools with the resources to help students meet those standards.
President Obama may have just given his annual State of the Union Address to Congress, but the speech we've been waiting to hear is the Alliance for Quality Education's State of Our Schools speech.
In just a few weeks, Pennsylvania will get a new governor, Tom Wolf, who far stronger ally of public schools than his predecessor, Tom Corbett. This change in leadership is thanks in large part to the many education organizers across the state, but especially in Philadelphia, who spent the run-up to the gubernatorial elections highlighting the dire impact of Corbett's state budget cuts to schools.
Getting to school shouldn't depend on whether or not you can afford a subway pass. Thanks to the hard work of youth organizers in Boston, the city will launch a pilot program next summer to offer discounted subway and bus passes to students.
Education organizers in dozens of cities nationwide are demanding "community schools" in their neighborhoods, schools that provide wraparound supports for students and their families to build stronger learning environments&nb
Education organizers in New York City played a tremendous role in electing Bill de Blasio in the 2013 mayoral election, specifically when it came to making education inequality the central theme of his campaign. "Vision to Victory" chronicles that work as a case study of h
Want more after-school or summer programs in your district? Well here's what it would probably cost to make that happen.