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Creating a Brighter Future for Us All

Learn more about Stand’s work to ensure education equity and racial justice in the Prairie State.

education funding

Education equity cannot be achieved without adequate funding, which is why Stand fights for equitable school funding for all students.

early literacy

It is a fundamental injustice that in the state of Illinois only 35% of 4th grade students are proficient or advanced readers.

youth justice

We stand with Illinois children and their families against the economic injustice of juvenile court fees and fines.

dual credit

Stand works to improve equitable access to advanced courses for students across the state.

teach kindness

Teach Kindness makes schools safer, more supportive learning environments by equipping educators to teach students the skills to be kind to themselves and others.

elect education champions

Stand supports candidates who are committed to fighting for education equity and racial justice to create a brighter future for us all.

We’ve Got a Ways to Go
Stand with us and urge lawmakers to include $550 million in new funding for Illinois schools.
Illinois Needs to Step Their Game Up
Teachers are one of the most trusted voices on issues impacting education, and for good reason. They are in the classroom on a daily basis. They know what works. So when a group of educators told us recently that Illinois …
Every Little Bit Helps
Today is Giving Tuesday and a busy email day, so I’ll make this short and sweet. Stand’s work in schools across the state, especially our work spreading kindness to students and educators through Teach Kindness, is only possible with the …