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.
In recent comments to the NJDOE, ELC pointed out a glaring omission in the State's bilingual education regulations. State rules governing bilingual education do not define the term “district boards of education” to include the board of trustees of a charter school.
Parents and community groups filed a federal civil rights complaint against the New York City Department of Education, charging that the high school admissions process sets up minority schools for failure and calling for an investigation into racially discriminatory admissions as a civil rights violation of equal educational opportunity.
As Governor Christie proposes yet another year of underfunding the SFRA, a new analysis by ELC shows that the funding gap between NJ’s lowest and highest wealth districts grew by 40%.
New Jersey Special Education Practitioners, with the support of ELC and other advocacy groups, presented testimony and written comments to New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Task Force about revisions needed to the state’s anti-bullying law.
Top-down pressure from federal education policies is making a popular set of market-oriented education “reforms” look more like the new status quo than real reform, according to a new report from the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education.