Educational equity is both a critical civil and human right and foundational to the exercise of all other rights. All students are capable of high academic achievement and deserve adequate and equitable resources to help them attain that goal.
The Education Fund’s educational equity agenda is to transform American public education so that all young people attend and are fully included in responsive, welcoming, rigorous, and fairly resourced schools that prepare all of them, beginning in early childhood and continuing throughout their K-12 years, for college and careers. We work to ensure all students have equal access to higher education. We aim to transform education decisionmaking at the school, district, state and federal level so that diverse voices representative of America’s student population, are at the table from the beginning as fully engaged partners helping to formulate and drive decisions about how (and with what resources and support systems) children will be educated in these schools.
The Education Fund’s approach toward achieving educational equity in American public education is rooted in our experience working with coalition partners and policy makers at the national level; and community leaders and parents at the state and local levels. Our approach involves three main strategies: (1) engaging and sustaining state and local civil rights leaders and other like-minded partners; (2) influencing public debates through educational materials, convenings and communications strategies; and (3) informing legislative and executive branch action around federal education laws.
Check out the results of our annual polling, “New Education Majority.”
Check out our toolkit, Advocating for Educational Equity & High Standards.
Check out our policy brief, “School Discipline Guidance and Students’ Civil Rights.”