Education Equity

The ACLU supports and defends equal rights and opportunities for all students.

High quality education so all may reach their highest potential.

Education is the key to strengthening our communities, our economy, and our democracy. Given this, education should be prioritized in the allocation of public funding and other resources.

We support and defend equal rights and opportunities for all students, regardless of their economic background, linguistic ability, race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, mental or physical disability, or sexual orientation.

Every student should get to attend a school that provides a high quality education free from discrimination.

We work for and support the rights of all students to a clean school, safe learning environment, adequate instructional materials, and qualified teachers.

We support the creation of a culture of success at all schools and within all communities so that all students strive to reach their fullest potential.

News

Sigma Beta Xi v. County of Riverside (Youth Probation)

In July 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and the ACLU Foundations of Southern California, Northern California, and San Diego and Imperial Counties, along with the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter... Read More

News

ACLU Applauds Governor’s Proposal to Expand Early Education, Calls for Greater School Support Staff Funding

Press Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916.824.3266 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2019 The civil liberties organization urges Governor Newsom and the legislature to allocate increased funding for school counselors,... Read More

Criminal Justice and Drug Policy

Justice Never Sleeps… and Neither Do We (Kind of)

By: Natasha Minsker Updated October 3, 2018 California’s 2018 legislative session has ended, and we have some huge victories to celebrate! This year, California passed groundbreaking legislation to increase police... Read More

Legislative

Keep Kids in School Act (SB 607)

All students have the right to a quality education regardless of who they are or what they look like. But a 2017 study by UCLA found that California students lost over 250,000 days of instruction because of... Read More

Education Equity

Why Informed Parent and Student Voices Are Needed For LCAP Development

As the new school year begins, students, teachers and parents are settling into old routines. But many people don’t realize the new school year also marks the beginning of a crucial, education planning process that... Read More