The OTL Campaign Blog

By John Jackson, President & CEO of the Schott Foundation, and Susan Gobreski, Executive Director of EdVoters PA
Wednesday October 16th, 2013

The tragic death of a sixth-grade Philadelphia student illustrates the dire need to ensure that every child has access to quality health and wellness services at school.

Tuesday October 15th, 2013

A new report finds that while White students in NYC schools have access to an average of 11.2 Advanced Placement classes, Black and Latino students have access to just 5.4, echoing similar disparities in resources like science labs, libraries and school health services.

Wednesday October 9th, 2013

Mass school closures are the "shock doctrine" of the education world. But parents, students, teachers and communities are fighting back to ensure their public schools receive the investments and supports they need to succeed.

By Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity Network
Wednesday October 9th, 2013

Blogger Jeff Bryant reflects on the OTL Campaign and American Federation of Teachers' recent conference in Los Angeles. Because the event united teachers, parents, students and community members from across the country, Bryant sees it as the beginning of a strong grassroots-labor movement to defend and support public education. 

By Tom Beebe, Opportunity to Learn – Wisconsin
Wednesday October 2nd, 2013

One thousand public education advocates from across Wisconsin gathered in Milwaukee on Sept. 21 for the second “Public Education is a Civil Right March and Rally.”

Tuesday October 1st, 2013

OTL ally Citizens for Public Schools will be hosting renowned education historian Diane Ravitch in Cambridge, MA on Oct. 24th – get your tickets today!

Monday September 30th, 2013

Youth organizers in Boston are hosting an Oct. 3rd Listening Project on school discipline. Share your views with them at Forest Hills, Ruggles, Roxbury Crossing, Jackson, and Ashmont MBTA stations.

Tuesday September 24th, 2013

The OTL Campaign is gearing up for several exciting events in Los Angeles during the first week of October, including: a free Education Town Hall, our 2013 OTL Campaign Organizing Summit, and a conference on education justice hosted by the American Federation of Teachers.

Friday September 20th, 2013

The OTL Campaign is hosting an exciting, free Town Hall event in Los Angeles on Oct. 3rd and we'd love it if you could join us! Let your friends and colleagues in the LA area know they're invited, too. 

Friday September 13th, 2013

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo thinks struggling public schools should be given the "death penalty." Rather than supporting these schools with additional resources, he thinks they should be closed down, taken over by the state, or turned into charter schools.