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Organizing for Education Justice

Creating a World That Honors Every Child’s Potential

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), our partners, and the coalitions that we are part of include parents, students, young people, educators, school staff, and other members of our communities. We believe that the way to give every child the opportunity to pursue a rich and productive life is through a system of publicly-funded, equitable and democratically-controlled public schools.

Across the country, CPD partners are combatting disinvestment in public education. They are on the forefront of developing creative ways to fight for new, sustainable, education-dedicated revenue...

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), our partners, and the coalitions that we are part of include parents, students, young people, educators, school staff, and other members of our communities. We believe that the way to give every child the opportunity to pursue a rich and productive life is through a system of publicly-funded, equitable and democratically-controlled public schools.

Across the country, CPD partners are combatting disinvestment in public education. They are on the forefront of developing creative ways to fight for new, sustainable, education-dedicated revenue streams by closing corporate tax loopholes and forcing our corporate citizens to pay their fair share forward for the next generation. We are supporting their campaigns with organizing strategy, policy expertise, and sharing best practices with partners across states. Together, we are working to create an educational landscape that provides all students the resources they need to be empowered to succeed.

Additionally, CPD is working to tie education issues to electoral races around the country, encouraging candidates to carry the message of educational justice through corporate accountability and community schools to a broader public and into their campaigns. CPD is identifying promising electoral contests, in our partner geographies, and using community organizing strategies to encourage candidates to take positions that support our educational justice agenda. We believe that an increase in progressive, pro-public education choices will strengthen our diverse communities.

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A 2015 report by the Center for Popular Democracy estimated that federal, state, and local...

02/8/2019 | Jacobin

Throughout law school I worked with the Suspension Representation Project (SRP) as an advocate...

01/8/2019 | LexBlog

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12/18/2018

Dmitri Holtzman, director of education justice campaigns for the Center for Popular Democracy,...

12/18/2018 | Associated Press

Dmitri Holtzman, director of education justice campaigns for the Center for Popular Democracy,...

12/18/2018

Dmitri Holtzman, director of education justice campaigns for the Center for Popular Democracy,...

12/18/2018 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In Illinois, the Education Department found in 2010 that the state “has no system in place for [...

12/10/2018 | ThinkProgress

In general, community schools incorporate “engaging, culturally relevant” instruction and health...

12/10/2018 | Brendenton Herald

“But even with such support, many charter schools are struggling due to little public oversight...

12/4/2018 | ThinkProgress