The OTL Campaign Blog

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.

Friday September 13th, 2013

For an easy way to find suspensions rates in your district broken down by race, gender and English learner or disability status, check out this new online tool from UCLA's Civil Rights Project. 

Friday September 13th, 2013

There's a new victory in the fight to end the school-to-prison pipeline. Last week, the Boston School Committee adopted an entirely new Code of Conduct by unanimous vote that centers on alternative and supportive discipline practices. 

Thursday September 12th, 2013

A review of the first three years of the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) program finds that its key tenet of teacher and school accountability is "deeply flawed" because it fails to address the opportunity gap in access to educational resources that puts students of color and low-income students at a disadvantage.

Monday September 9th, 2013

Boston mayoral debates and forums

Monday September 9th, 2013

As Boston prepares to elect a new mayor this fall, education advocates and organizers need to put equity and access to quality public schools front and center in the mayoral debates. Here are candidates' social media handles so you can contact them directly and ask them how they plan to ensure all students have an opportunity to learn.

Monday September 9th, 2013

As Boston prepares to elect a new mayor this fall, education advocates and organizers need to put equity and access to quality public schools front and center in the mayoral debates. Here are the 6 questions every Bostonian should ask the candidates about their education policies.

Friday September 6th, 2013

Many policymakers like to herald charter schools as the cure-all solution to a struggling public education system. But even if you wanted to attend one, a charter might not want you. Check out our latest infographic to find out why.

Wednesday August 28th, 2013

In our national discussion around educational inequities, the narrative often focuses on the plight of boys and young men of color who face the worse injustices and lack of opportunity. Monique Morris, a Soros Justice Fellow and co-founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute, thinks this focus on young men of color, while important, is rendering young women of color and the unique struggles they face invisible.