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From Failure to Freedom: Dismantling Milwaukee's School-to-Prison Pipeline with the Youth Power Agenda

The systemic criminalization of youth of color, youth with disabilities, and youth of color with disabilities in schools is one of the most blatant and egregious examples of structural racism and...

04/10/2018 | Center for Popular Democracy and Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) | Organizing for Education Justice

Policy Brief: Young People’s Vision for Safe, Supportive, and Inclusive Schools

This policy brief provides a blueprint for safe and supportive schools. The young people who navigate interpersonal conflict in schools and experience harm due to harsh policing and disciplinary...

10/30/2017 | Organizing for Education Justice

Charter School Vulnerabilities to Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

In 2014, the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) issued a report demonstrating that charter schools in 15 states—about one third of the states with charter schools—had reported over $100 million in...

05/3/2017 | Advocating for Community Schools, Organizing for Education Justice

The $746 Million A Year School-to-Prison Pipeline

This report, released by the Center for Popular Democracy and Urban Youth Collaborative, reveals the staggering yearly economic impact of the school-to-prison pipeline in New York City, $746.8...

04/16/2017 | Combating Discriminatory Policing, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools, Racial Justice

Charter School Vulnerabilities To Waste, Fraud, and Abuse: Federal Charter School Spending, Insufficient Authorizer Oversight, and Poor State & Local Oversight Leads to Growing Fraud Problem in Charter Schools

Two years ago, the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) issued a report demonstrating that charter schools in 15 states—about one-third of the states with charter schools—had experienced over $100...

05/31/2016 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice

Community Schools Toolkit

This toolkit highlights particular programs and services that have been included in community schools, and consolidates some policy and outreach resources that can be helpful in advancing a community...

05/19/2016 | Advocating for Community Schools, Organizing for Education Justice

Community Schools: Transforming Struggling Schools into Thriving Schools

For at least a decade, the dominant idea about how to improve outcomes for children and youth has focused on control and compliance; holding adults accountable for raising test scores. This approach...

02/10/2016 | Center for Popular Democracy | Advocating for Community Schools, Organizing for Education Justice

State Takeovers of Low-Performing Schools: A Record of Academic Failure, Financial Mismanagement & Student Harm

Low-performing public schools have become a critical battleground between corporate-backed initiatives that remove local control of schools and favor the privatization of public education, and...

02/5/2016 | Organizing for Education Justice

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