Fighting for Educational Opportunities
Education is the key to the achievement of all human rights. Not only has the United States fallen behind much of the world in educational standards, the gap in opportunity between those with wealth and those without has increased. While debates rage about testing, and how to measure progress, education budgets are being cut around the country, and teachers are subjected to unfounded attacks and efforts to undercut the attractiveness of teaching as a profession.
What Advocates for Justice Does
From the outset our goal has been to empower parents in the struggle to expand and protect educational opportunity. Our litigation has been designed to help parents organize, to open up school board elections, to keep parents informed, and to require educational officials to hear their voices. A4J advocates on behalf parent groups with the goal of achieving educational equality and taking arbitrary political decision making out of the process. We also have a focus on the needs of those with special educational requirements, and the critical fight to give them the resources they need for learning.