The OTL Campaign Blog

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013

A new brief from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families shows the importance of school facilities in a child's education and how fixing disparities can help all students succeed.

Tuesday October 22nd, 2013

As Pennsylvania legislators returned to session on September 23rd, they were greeted at the Capitol by advocates representing 40 districts across the state holding a press conference. The event, organized by Education Voters of Pennsylvania (an OTL ally) and several other groups, focused on demanding that policymakers support the creation of an equitable school funding formula.

Sunday October 20th, 2013

What do you get when more than 500 education advocates from across the country convene for a weekend of skills building and collaboration? You get a unified movement for educational justice.

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.