OTL Campaign Newsletter October 16, 2014


The Fight for Public Education

The Fight for Public Education:
Coming to a School Near You!


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Alliance for Quality Education
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Take a Solidarity Selfie to Support Philly

Stand with Philadelphia. Take a "Solidarity Selfie"!

Philadelphia's schools are under attack. Teachers and community members need your help as they organize this week. Take and share a "solidarity selfie" to show your support! Read more>

Campaign for Fair Education Funding Kicks Off in PA

Fair Education Funding

Over 40 organizations helped launch The Campaign for Fair Education Funding, which is pushing for Pennsylvania to adopt a fair, sustainable funding system for the state's schools. Learn more about the campaign at www.fairfundingpa.org. Read more>

Mississippi Fair Funding Initiative Heads to Ballot

Mississippi Ballot Initiative

After collecting more than 188,000 signatures, organizers in Mississippi have won a place on the state's November 2015 ballot for a fair school funding initiative.The Better Schools, Better Jobs campaign wants to pass a constitutional amendment that would force the state to adequately fund the state's public schools. Read more>

NYC Students Lead City's Push for More Counselors

More School Counselors

Too many hardworking, talented students in our nation don't have access to college counselors in their schools. But thanks to the organizing work of some New York City students, the City Council's Committee on Education is putting access to school counselors front and center. Read more>

CA Is 1st State to Ban 'Willful Defiance' Suspensions

CA Bans Suspensions

The national movement for school discipline reform has been growing rapidly in recent years, and especially so in California. This week, California became the first state to ban suspensions for "willful defiance" for young students. Read more>

AR OTL Summit Recap: A Letter from Little Rock

AR OTL Summit Recap

By Cassie Schwerner, Schott Foundation
On October 3rd and 4th I had the great honor to attend the 3rd Arkansas OTL Summit. Arkansas' organizers and advocates really know how to put on a show! Read more>

The Nation's Must-Read Feature on Education Justice

The Nation Features Education Justice Movement

"The havoc wreaked by so-called education reform has had the upside of crystallizing a movement of parents, teachers, school staffers and kids who are fighting for education justice." Read more>


Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls

Unlocking Opportunity

An important new report from the National Women's Law Center and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund details the harmful impact of racial and gender barriers that young women of color face in school and how our nation can (and must) do better by our girls. Read more>

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