OTL Campaign Newsletter March 25, 2015


PA Districts Sue State

PA Districts Sue State Over Inequitable School Funding


Journey for Justice Organizing Conference
1st Annual Journey for Justice
National Organizing Conference

May 1-3 in Newark, NJ
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Rally in Albany

Rally in Albany for NY Public Schools

Chanting "We Can't Wait!" and marching through downtown Albany, over 2,000 teachers, advocates, parents and students rallied on March 11th for an increase in state funding for public schools. Despite a 2006 ruling from the state supreme court that held that New York had failed to provide public schools with adequate educational resources under the state constitution, many schools have yet to receive the required level of funding. Read more>

Arkansas Privatization Bill Withdrawn

Victory in AR

A rally at the Arkansas capitol building turned into an impromptu victory party as education organizers received word that a bill to privatize struggling school districts had been withdrawn from consideration in the legislative session. Read more>

PA Districts Sue State Over Inequitable Funding

PA Districts Sue State

The Education Law Center of Pennsylvania and the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia filed a suit on behalf of six school districts, two associations and seven parents against the state in an attempt to prove that the government has failed to provide the "thorough and efficient" public educational system promised in the state constitution. Read more>

Journey for Justice Alliance Demands Equity in ESEA

Journey for Justice Director Speaks

As Congressional debate around the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) continues, grassroots coalitions like the Journey for Justice Alliance are demanding that the act discard the failed and ineffective education policies of ESEA's current iteration, No Child Left Behind. Read more>


Interactive Website Launch for New Schott Report

Schott Report on Public Education and Black Males

A new interactive website has launched for Black Lives Matter, the 2015 edition of The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males. Interactive graphs and maps make the report's national, state and district-level data easy to navigate and use. Read more>

A Better Way to Measure Child Poverty

A Better Way to Measure Child Poverty

As part of its ongoing KIDS COUNT project, The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a research brief on a new way to measure poverty, one that would help us more accurately understand how many students and their families could use extra supports and how our schools might be able to provide those additional resources. Read more>

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