The Opportunity

The Challenge

Every child in every community has the right to a high-quality education and a fair shot at success — but historically, our nation’s school systems have not addressed the unique needs of all of our students.

In particular, students from low-income backgrounds; students of color; English learners; students with disabilities; and students experiencing homelessness, foster care, or in the juvenile justice system, continue to face barriers to success.

"If you continue to get left behind, pretty soon you're out of sight, out of mind."

Parent from North Carolina

The Opportunity

Communities around the country are energized to tackle inequities in our society and in our schools.

New policy opportunities are opening up at the federal, state, and local levels, and research increasingly offers examples of practices that help all students succeed. To build momentum, stakeholders — including school boards, state and district leaders, advocates, families, and educators — must come together to understand the issues and explore next steps.

"I've waited 20 years for this moment."

Former teacher and parent from Maryland

Take Action

The Alliance for Resource Equity has created tools to help communities learn more about education resource equity, understand the state of equity and excellence in their schools, and build shared plans for improving students’ experiences in school.

Designed for both advocates and education leaders, these tools can help you collaborate and create a roadmap for change.