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.
A report issued today shows that in Governor Cuomo’s first term inequality in funding between poor school districts and wealthy school districts grew over $700 per pupil, the largest gap in New York history.
2015 brings fresh challenges to NJ’s position as a national leader in preschool-12 public education. ELC, drawing on decades of advocacy for NJ school children, presents our “top five” issues for public education in the coming year.
In testimony before the Joint Committee on the Public Schools, ELC called on the State Legislature to prepare for authorizing an increase in funding for NJ’s school construction program.
Attorneys for students in 16 poor, rural, NJ school districts appeared before Superior Court Assignment Judge Mary Jacobson in Trenton seeking to enforce 2009 decisions mandating the districts receive K-12 funding and high quality preschool under the SFRA.
Lawsuits brought by students in New York’s small cities school districts and New Jersey’s rural districts challenging unfair funding are poised to advance in early 2015.