ELC has recently undertaken the Campaign for Fiscal Equity's (CFE) core mission of advancing the legal rights of all New York schoolchildren to a sound basic and quality education under state and federal law.
Education Justice, a program of ELC, provides technical assistance and information to education advocates nationwide.
Is School Funding Fair? ELC's National Report Card rates all 50 states on the basis of four separate fairness indicators.
ELC represents over 300,000 low-income NJ schoolchildren in the Abbott v. Burke litigation. The Abbott decisions have been called the most important equal education rulings since Brown v. Board of Education.
ELC's policy brief, Linking Standards to Resources: New Jersey’s School Funding Reform Act of 2008, provides a detailed history of the development of the SFRA “weighted student” formula and its implementation through 2013.
In late February, CFE and AQE visited 14 school districts across NY to document educational resource deficiencies resulting from the state’s failure to meet its constitutional obligations. Read the report released at a briefing for the NY Assembly Education Committee.
Nearly seven years after a lawsuit was originally filed, disability advocates entered into an historic settlement with the NJDOE to ensure that NJ students with disabilities receive an appropriate education in the “least restrictive environment.”
The lawsuit concerns the failure of NJDOE to ensure the submission and approval of updated Long-Range Facilities Plans by the 31 SDA districts.
Governor Cuomo says it is not about the money in education, but a comparison of NY and NJ demonstrates that money matters in student outcomes.