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.
The student plaintiffs in NY's "Small Cities" case presented evidence that the State has failed to provide them with a meaningful opportunity for a high school education, in violation of their right to a "sound basic education."
Statewide groups concerned with the growing education gap for PA schoolchildren are urging the Commonwealth Court to hear a pending challenge to the severe lack of resources and funding of the state’s public schools.
Governor Christie's current attempt to push through a program to divert public funds to private and religious schools through the State Budget was soundly rejected two years ago as an illegal end-run around the Legislature.
In a final decision, Commissioner Hespe affirmed that the NJDOE violated state facilities law and regulations by failing to ensure the timely submission and approval of updated long range facilities plans for the 31 poor urban, or SDA, districts.