How do you engage the power of the courts to ensure that all public school students have access to a quality education?
Strategy and Campaign Management
RALLY used impact litigation to create a new narrative around students’ rights through Students Matter’s three education equality lawsuits. Martinez v. Malloy, a federal case in Connecticut, challenged the state’s anti-opportunity laws and policies under the U.S. Constitution. Doe v. Antioch sought to enforce California’s long-standing teacher evaluation laws. The groundbreaking Vergara v. California case sought to improve education equity and quality by promoting educator excellence.
RALLY helped develop each case’s framework, secure plaintiffs and witnesses, collect evidence and research, drive comprehensive earned and digital media campaigns, execute events in California, Connecticut and nationally, and build a coalition of supporters advocating for quality public education for all students.
RALLY has grown Students Matter into one of the nation’s premier organization dedicated to promoting quality public education through impact litigation, communications and advocacy. Vergara ignited a national dialogue on the link between teacher effectiveness and student success and paved a pathway for additional education quality and equity lawsuits to help ensure improved educational outcomes for all children.