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Partnership for Educational Justice
Every child deserves great schools and the lifelong opportunities they afford. Yet too often, outdated policies hold back schools and limit families’ options. We challenge unfair education policies and propose common sense solutions through advocacy and legal action. Our first project is in New York, helping students fight laws that deny them access to great teachers.
We’re committed to reclaiming the promise of public education for all students. Our passionate team of parent leaders, education advocates and legal experts empowers local communities to strengthen their schools by pursuing common sense policy changes. We provide the resources and support families need to get the schools they deserve.
Education policies should be rooted in evidence and common sense, and they should always make student learning the top priority. Decades of nonpartisan research have shown what works—and what doesn’t—when it comes to giving every child access to a great education.
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Share Your StoryWe help families fight against outdated laws that keep poorly-performing teachers in the classroom and make it harder for schools to keep their best teachers. Laws like these are keeping millions of children in New York, Minnesota, and across the country from getting the great public education they deserve. We want to hear how outdated policies have affected your family and others in your community. We’d also like to hear your perspective on why it’s so important that all students have the opportunity to learn from great teachers. Share your story with us using the form below.
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By Christopher Magan | Twin Cities Pioneer Press "Attorneys for parents challenging Minnesota teachers union laws asked an appeals court panel Wednesday to overturn a lower court’s decision to … Learn More
Assembly Approves 2-Year Deal on Mayoral Control…
By JESSE McKINLEY and LISA W. FODERARO | The New York Times "ALBANY — In a potential reprieve for Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York State Legislature seemed poised to grant two years of mayoral … Learn More
Minnesota Court of Appeals Hears Attempt to…
By Beena Raghavendran | StarTribune "The job security shielding veteran teachers makes it difficult to kick out the lousy ones, a group of parents from around Minnesota argues. Those parents are … Learn More
Statement on Forslund v. Minnesota…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2019 Contact: Alissa Bernstein (646) 874-3602 LaTasha Gandy (612) 910-3658 Statement on Forslund v. Minnesota St. Paul, MN – The nonprofit organization … Learn More
PEJ Statement on Minnesota Court of Appeals…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2019 Contact: Alissa Bernstein, email@example.com or 646-874-3602 PEJ Statement on Minnesota Court of Appeals Decision in Forslund v. Minnesota St. … Learn More
PEJ Statement on NJ Court Decision in HG v…
For Immediate Release: December 11, 2018 PEJ Statement on NJ Court Decision in HG v Harrington Newark, NJ – Partnership for Educational Justice issued the following statement in response to the … Learn More
The Fight for Educational Justice in New Jersey…
PEJ's Executive Director, Alissa Bernstein, published an op-ed in the New Jersey Law Journal advocating for the New Jersey Supreme Court to hear the HG v. Harrington parent-plaintiffs' appeal in their … Learn More
#GivingTuesday—Join the movement for Edjustice!…
It's #GivingTuesday, so we invite you to support students’ educational rights by making a donation to Partnership for Educational Justice today! Your donation will help us reach more families, in … Learn More
PEJ’s Commitment to Dreamers…
By: Alissa Bernstein DACA is an immigration policy. But in the world of advocacy and reform, it is also an education policy. The stories of Dreamers and continued research from scholars about … Learn More
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