Chairperson- Ms. Sandra Schaal
The Committee on Education seeks to: (1) eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education; (2) study local educational conditions affecting minority groups; (3) investigate the public school system and school zoning; (4) familiarize itself with textbook material that is racially derogatory; (5) seek to stimulate school attendance; (6) keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found; (7) investigate the effects of standardized and high stakes testing practices; (8) promote effective teacher certification; (9) promote parental involvement in education; and (10) aim to be a center of community education on issues affecting minority communities and on the work of the Association.
We must continue the fight to eliminate the severe racial inequities that continue to plague our education system. Too many children, particularly African American, other minorities, and underprivileged people from all groups have been subjected to lesser educational opportunities leading to lesser opportunities for success in their personal and professional lives.
Born out of the Civil Rights Movement, for nearly 50 years the Children’s Defense Fund has led the fight for justice for children, with a special focus on children in the Black community. The Children's Defense Fund remains committed to uplifting Black communities and fighting structural racism.
Children First PA works to improve the lives of our region’s children by developing initiatives and advocating for quality health care, child care, public education and family stability.
Pennsylvania is a censorship battleground, as more than 450 works have been contested or banned by numerous districts, PEN America found.
The Most Banned Titles in the 2021–22 School Year include the groundbreaking work of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, along with best-selling books that have inspired feature films, television series, and a Broadway show.
Mr. Richard Marchini, Director of Pupil Services
White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Dedicated to a Government-wide policymaking effort to eliminate barriers HBCUs face in providing the highest-quality education to a growing number of students.
…We do solemnly pledge ourselves to assist by our means any suit brought against the perpetrators of outrages…’ –
Cheyney University, Class of 1858
‘O, let my land be a land where Liberty Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, But opportunity is real, and life is free, Equality is in the air we breathe.’
Langston Hughes, Lincoln University, Class of 1929