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.
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.
The NJDOE recently released their new School Performance Reports. Unlike the School Report Cards, which they replace, the new reports are dense, confusing and needlessly complex. NJ school administrators have already raised serious concerns about inaccurate data and the convoluted and controversial school “peer rankings.”
Governor Christie’s proposed FY14 school aid budget ignores the essential provisions of the school funding formula and underfunds schools by approximately $1.2 billion.
Governor Christie’s proposed FY14 State Budget contains a special “assessment” or tax on 493 school districts that wipes out the small aid increases many of those districts were initially notified they would receive.