Our latest report:

The Broken Promise of Brown v. Board of Ed

A 50-State report on legal discrimination in public school admissions

Educational redlining?

Attendance zone maps for coveted public schools often mirror the patterns on the racist redlining maps from the 1930s.

Our latest report:

When Good Parents Go to Jail

The criminalization of address sharing in public education

ATA President Tim DeRoche in TIME:

How Public Schools Cherry-Pick Their Students

Tim explores all the ways families and students are denied equal access to public schools

ATA President Tim DeRoche in The 74:

Educational Redlining, Rezoning and the Bitter Politics of School Closures

Tim details how a school closure in Tampa has troubling national implications

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Our Mission

A nonpartisan watchdog defending equal access to public schools

A mom in Ohio is jailed for lying about her address to get her daughter into a good public school.

In Arizona, students with disabilities are prevented from participating in the Open Enrollment process for public schools. 

In California, a charter school violates state law and requires prospective students to audition or test in.

Across the country, urban school districts use secret maps that keep all but the wealthiest families out of elite public schools in the inner city.

American public schools are meant to provide every child with access to the American Dream. Too often, though, they betray their sacred mission, employing admissions policies that discriminate against those with less wealth or less political power, often based on where the family lives.

Available To All stands ready to defend the principle that public schools need to be “available to all on equal terms,” as the Supreme Court requires.