Education Equity Resources

Understanding the Issue

The Education Law Center’s website provides a number of fact sheets, reports, and studies on how education funding has changed over time, the resources needed to meet the needs of students, results of funding policies, and the benefits of equitable education funding.

The Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign, of which the Law Center is a member, provides a basic overview of the history of school spending in Pennsylvania, the causes of school funding inequities, and the effects of unequal school resources on students.

Advocates and Coalitions

  • ASPIRA Inc, of Pennsylvania: ASPIRA, Inc of Pennsylvania is a community-based organization whose mission is to empower Puerto Ricans and other Latinos through advocacy and the education and leadership development of its youth.
  • Education First Compact: The Law Center is excited to participate in the Education First Compact, a diverse group of education stakeholders, led by the Philadelphia Education Fund, committed to improving public education in Philadelphia. The Compact meets monthly to discuss pressing issues and align the community’s efforts.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): The NAACP’s mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The Law Center is proud to have worked with the NAACP on several cases.
  • Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign: The Law Center is a member of the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign, a coalition of more than 30 statewide regional education and advocacy organizations advocating for adequate and equitable school funding for Pennsylvania’s public schools.
  • Public Citizens for Children & Youth (PCCY): PCCY is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and life chances of the region’s children through thoughtful and informed advocacy.
  • Public School Notebook: The Notebook is a free online news source dedicated to promoting informed public involvement in the Philadelphia public schools and to contribute to the development of a strong movement for educational change in the city.