ADL fights to broaden the pathway to high-quality education, even as we work to disrupt the “school-to-prison” pipeline. When young people do not finish high school, they are much more likely to be incarcerated one day. A disproportionate number of students who drop out are students of color.
This work has been an historic strength of ADL. One of our first amicus briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court came in Brown v. Board of Education. As the promise of that landmark decision has remained a dream deferred, we have strengthened our efforts to close the education gap—often working at the local level through ADL’s regional offices.