At the Center for Educational Equity, we work to guarantee every child a meaningful educational opportunity to graduate from high school prepared for college, careers, and engaged civic participation. We use legal strategies, academic research, and collective advocacy to achieve foundational change.
By Michael Rebell
To meet immediate school funding needs in the budget for 2024-2025, the governor or the legislature should quickly appoint a representative group of knowledgeable New Yorkers and educational finance experts to review the SED and ECB recommendations, as well as the funding requirements of New York City’s class size mandate and districts’ needs relating to the education of migrant students. This group should then make recommendations.
Readying young people for their civic responsibilities in a democracy is an essential role of schools in the United States. Yet, over the past half-century, for a variety of reasons, civic learning has been reduced to a small part of the curriculum. One of the obstacles to meaningful progress in improving civic education has been the anemic state of civic assessment. In this report, we aim to stimulate discussion and action on overcoming these problems.
With the 2024 U.S. election on the horizon, Jonathan Collins, the associate director of the Center for Educational Equity and TC's Jeffrey Henig discuss America’s fiery landscape of politics and education.
Did you know all NY students have a right under the state constitution to an education that prepares them for engaged civic lives? Civic readiness is an important purpose of public education and a priority in New York State. Learn about how our schools can fulfill their vital civic mission.
The Center's Cook v. McKee lawsuit, a pioneering effort to establish a right to education for capable civic participation under the U.S. Constitution, excited students, teachers, parents, researchers, advocates, and policymakers throughout the country.
The Center founded and convenes DemocracyReady NY, a nonpartisan, multigenerational, statewide coalition that advocates collectively for improvements in education policy and practice to ensure all New York students are prepared for civic participation.
The Center provides dependable research and analysis to support nationwide efforts to establish strong state constitutional rights to education through advocacy and/or litigation and to secure the funding needed to uphold those rights for all students. For example, through SchoolFunding.Info, the Center provides up-to-date information for those seeking a national perspective on state-based school funding litigation, education-finance reform, and related issues.
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