From the groundbreaking state school financing case Serrano v. Priest, to the Williams v. California settlement, and most recently CQE v. California, we have a long and storied history in education. Our Sacramento office is among the few with full-time staff devoted to advocating for low-income students, students of color, and English-learners. We are key members of coalitions that speak for more than a half million students and parents.
We do this work because education is the key to economic and social opportunity. All children deserve a quality education that will prepare them for college and the workplace regardless of where they live, the color of their skin, or their immigration status. But California’s under-funding of education over the past two decades and its neglect of policies that promote equitable resource allocation have created and prolonged a wide achievement gap. Too many students from California’s least politically powerful communities are being deprived of a meaningful opportunity to learn and obtain a quality education. We're fighting every day to change this.