In 2003, parents and advocates marched 150 miles from New York City to Albany to herald a court case that claimed New York State was failing to provide quality education to public school students. Now, in 2016, they're marching again. Read more >
Congratulations to everyone who organized, participated in and helped spread the word about the AROS October 6th Walk-Ins! Events took place in over 200 cities, and close to 2,000 schools. Walk-ins focused on a variety of urgent local issues, but the common message was around the need for investment in public education.
Coalition members also ran a full-page ad in the New York Times and Washington Post (seen here left) to highlight this crucial work. Read more >
About 2,000 Seattle educators wore Black Lives Matter shirts at their schools Wednesday to call for racial equity in education. Schools across the district held “Black Lives Matter at School” rallies before classes began for the day. Students, parents and teachers also wore stickers and buttons emblazoned with the "Black Lives Matter" slogan. Read more >
This weekend, the national board of the NAACP ratified the proposal from their members to call for a moratorium on charter school expansion. We enthusiastically applaud this decision, which is in the greatest civil rights tradition of national policy advocacy rooted in grassroots realities. Read more >
On paper, TIFs are a tool for cities to funnel property tax revenue into “blighted” areas that need economic investment. Critics argue that many TIF projects, like Mayor Emanuel’s controversial plan to invest $55 million in a basketball arena for DePaul University, serve corporate rather than public interests. Read more >
During this year's DSC Week of Action, over 100 organizations in more than 40 cities across the country are holding rallies, marches, forums and workshops to raise awareness to #EndSchoolPushout and to launch and support local campaigns to transform and #RethinkDiscipline. This year's theme is: Lift Us Up! Don't Push Us Out! Read more >
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