This week has been full of particularly bad news from the U.S. Supreme Court — from upholding the President's travel ban to Justice Kennedy's retirement to the Janus opinion. Supreme Court opinions can often impact public education in surprising and unexpected ways, but the court's decision in Janus is a direct assault on educators and other public workers, the culmination of years of attacks by billionaire-funded front groups and politicians. Read more >
New Report by the Schott Foundation and the Network for Public Education
With equitable policies and resources, our public schools can be the beating heart of American democracy: engines of opportunity for all children, centers of neighborhood support, and institutions responsive to the communities around them.
In the midst of a continuous push for privatization from Washington, DC and many state capitals, it's more important than ever to ask: "When it comes to supporting public schools, does my state make the grade?" Learn more >
Schott is proud to support organizations working toward a more fair and just school climate for all students, including addressing the challenges faced by LGBTQ students and students of color. Read more >
We can create a system where every city and town provides all children with the opportunity to learn. But it will require fundamental changes to our local, state and national systems, both private and public. To accomplish such broad system changes, we must shift the political powers and dynamics that prioritize profits over children. Read more >
The nearly 150 people who came to Worcester on the first Saturday of summer show that the education justice movement in Massachusetts is strong and ready to take on the powers that be. Thank you for being a part of this movement, for joining us to build this strong community around our work to defend, protect, and expand public education from pre-K through college. Read more >
One of the most contentious issues in education today is how much our schools have, or haven't, kept up with the times. The physical plants of schools represent the biggest capital investment in the provision of education, so they tend to stay in use as long as possible. Read more >