The OTL Campaign Blog

Wednesday November 20th, 2013

The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and OTL Campaign have released a powerful new tool for education organizers and advocates that highlights how states can raise revenue to fund schools fairly and ensure every student has a quality education.

Tuesday November 19th, 2013

On December 9, educators, parents and students in cities and towns across the country will mobilize in public action as part of the National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education: Our Schools, Our Solutions.

Monday November 18th, 2013

OTL allies from the Urban Youth Collaborative and the Dignity in Schools Campaign – New York are presenting at Talking Transition, an open forum event for discussing issues that Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio should consider as he transitions into office. The groups have released an interactive presentation on the history of harsh school discipline policies.

Friday November 15th, 2013

OTL allies from the Philadelphia Student Union are featured in several recent media stories that showcase how these young organizers have become some of the strongest voices in the movement for educational equity in their city and nationwide.

Thursday November 14th, 2013

Warren Simmons, Executive Director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, has some advice for Boston's Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh: to improve the city's schools, focus on equity and wraparound student supports.

Thursday November 14th, 2013

Gina Womack, Executive Director of Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children, is speaking tonight at Wheelock College in Boston about how to end the school-to-prison pipeline.

Tom Beebe, Opportunity to Learn – Wisconsin
Friday November 8th, 2013

Nationally recognized researcher and academic Devon Carlson will be in Wisconsin in November on a week-long tour to talk about the impact on students, schools, and communities of using public tax dollars for private schools — better known as the voucher program.

Monday November 4th, 2013

On October 4, Rev. Dr. William Barber gave an inspiring keynote speech in defense of public education at the AFT's Civil, Human and Women's Rights Conference in Los Angeles.

Monday November 4th, 2013

Thanks to the hard work of education organizers in Paterson, NJ, the local school board voted to institute a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions for minor misbehaviors like dress code violations, tardiness and willful disobedience.

Friday November 1st, 2013

A recent Wall Street Journal op-ed tried to argue pre-k isn't worth investing in. But in a must-read rebuttal, ReadyNation fact checks the op-ed and highlights the well-documented benefits of pre-k and the vital role it plays in closing the opportunity gap.

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