Opportunity for All
Do you know a school where we must fight for equity and opportunity?
We want every educator, principal, parent, and community leader to share their stories, because all students, regardless of where they live or how much money their parents make should have great public schools. Far too often, too many students attend under-resourced schools where they face devastating equity and opportunity gaps.
Does this describe your school? Tell your story here:
Your story may be shared with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education and with NEA leaders for whom equal opportunity in education is a top priority.
School Equity: Lily Eskelsen García at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
It is the mission of the NEA to make every public school as good as the best public school and ensure that the gifts and talents of each and every child are given a chance to flourish
Press Release: NEA on the Department’s Promise to Fight Inequity in Education
NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia: Do you know a school where we must fight inequity?
60 Years After Brown, Educators Demand More Focus on Public School Support
U.S. News and World Report
Brown v. Board at 60: Why Have We Been So Disappointed? What Have We Learned?
Economic Policy Institute Report
Black, Latino, and American Indian Students Facing Huge Barriers to Success
Annie E. Casey Foundation Report
Time for Change: Diversity in Teaching Revisted
NEA commissioned a current review of teacher diversity and ways in which efforts could create parity in our public school system. Find it here.
2014 marked the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. See our complete coverage of the Brown v. Board anniversary and sign our petition to demand great public schools for every student.