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.
Imagine this scenario: A student speaks out of turn in class and is immediately referred to the principal’s office then suspended from school for three days. This is the harsh reality of a catch-all school... Read More
California School Districts Support Santa Clara County’s Challenge To Trump Executive Orders On Immigration
March 23, 2017 – Dozens of California school districts and leading education organizations today announced the filing of an amicus brief supporting Santa Clara County in its legal challenge to President Trump’s... Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2016 NEW STUDY SHOWS POLICE PRESENCE IN SCHOOLS HAS NEGATIVE EFFECT ON STUDENTS LOS ANGELES – Vast policy disparities among California school districts on how and when to summon... Read More
SACRAMENTO - The California State Board of Education announced today that it has adopted a new History-Social Science Framework. The Framework sets out guidelines for K-12 schools to implement content standards for... Read More
In a 4-3 decision announced this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Fifth Circuit decision holding that it is constitutional for the University of Texas's admissions program to consider race as one... Read More