Who is Pacific Legal Foundation? Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) is a conservative law firm based in California and Washington D.C. According to its website, PLF has been involved with numerous cases in many states that have hurt people of color and that attack progressive policies, including: reversing school integration; attacking affirmative action; ending Bilingual education; […]
Join us at 12pm on July 10th, as we bring attention to the need for more high quality magnet and charter schools. Although Hartford Public Schools began its ambitious school reform and redesign process in 2007, and the Sheff v. O’Neill magnet school and Open Choice options have grown significantly since 2003, there are still […]
Open Choice advocates joined with vocal Glastonbury parents in asking the school board to explore other options–including expanding Glastonbury’s participation in Open Choice–before closing two neighborhood schools. As Glastonbury considered a plan to close two elementary schools, the Hartford Courant published a letter challenging the district to consider opening more seats to Hartford students through […]
There are only 8 days left in the legislative session, and it is very important that we send a message to our legislators to support full funding for magnet schools and Open Choice in the 2014-15 school year (as reported recently, the governor’s budgetneglected to include all the funds necessary to maintain “current services” in the Sheff […]
The State Department of Education has recommended a budget that sets a course to continue and expand this progress. Its legislative package has several important changes being proposed for inclusion in the Governor’s budget. Call or write your legislator(s).
November 6-9, 2007 Sheff v. O’Neill compliance hearing Superior Court 95 Washington Street Hartford, CT We are encouraging parents and supporters of the Sheff voluntary integration programs to come to court and learn more about the next phase of the case. This hearing was made necessary when the legislature failed to approve the recent settlement agreed […]