New Visions for Public Schools
New Visions for Public Schools, founded in 1989, is the largest
education reform organization dedicated to improving the quality
of education children receive in New York City's public schools.
Working with the public and private sectors, New Visions develops
programs and policies to energize teaching and learning and to raise
the level of student achievement.
Alliance for Quality Education
The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE), a not-for-profit corporation,
is a statewide coalition of over 230 organizations of parents, children's
advocates, schools, teachers, clergy, labor unions, business leaders
ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now,
is the nation's largest community organization of low and moderate-income
families, with over 150,000 member families organized into 700 neighborhood
chapters in 51 cities across the country.
“Our priorities include: better housing for first time homebuyers
and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment
in our communities from banks and governments, and better public
schools. We achieve these goals by building community organizations
that have the power to win changes — through direct action,
negotiation, legislation, and voter participation.”
Mothers on the Move
Mothers on the Move is a social justice community organization organizing
to build a just society where there is equal economic, social and
political opportunity for all.
Educational Priorities Panel
The goal of the Educational Priorities Panel is to improve the quality
of public education for New York City's children so that there is
no longer a performance gap between city schools and those in the
rest of the state. EPP pursues this goal by seeking reforms of federal,
state and city budget and administrative practices affecting children.
Campaign for Fiscal Equity
The Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation,
is a coalition of parent organizations, community school boards,
concerned citizens and advocacy groups. “We seek to reform
New York State's school finance system to ensure adequate resources
and the opportunity for a sound basic education for all students
in New York City.”
New York City Department of Education
Provides public school profiles by district and borough.
A nonprofit organization, GreatSchools.net provides information
about public, private and charter schools in all 50 states and detailed
school profiles for California, Arizona, Texas, Florida and Washington.
For another view, arguing that meeting the Court mandate would require
raising taxes, visit: http://nyfiscalwatch.com/html/fwm_2004-02.html