VT Education Justice

Are you ready to join the work to advance education justice in Vermont? Read more about our campaigns and sign up below to get involved and to connect to resources.


Community Schools

Do you want to be part of building schools that offer culturally-relevant and student-centered curricula; restorative justice practices; social and emotional learning; wrap-around supports; and transformative community engagement? Sign up to receive a toolkit to help you get started.

Income Tax-Based Funding

By changing our public education funding structure, we can make sure that our schools are equitably resourced, while ensuring that all Vermonters pay their fair share and that the burden doesn’t fall on working class families. Let us know what equitable school funding means to you!

Community Organizing around Education

In the face of efforts to prohibit teaching systemic racism and sexism, we are organizing our communities to deepen institutional commitments to honest, inclusive, and high-quality education, and bolster equity in our schools. This work is affiliated with the national H.E.A.L. Together Initiative.

Police Free Schools

The data shows that the presence of School Resource Officers has a disproportionately harmful impact on Black and brown students and students with disabilities. We are working to ensure our schools put students’ needs first and make them feel safe, not criminalized.


Add your name below to support the fight for truth, equity, and justice in our schools and to receive free toolkits for our campaigns. Let us know which campaigns you want to get involved in, and we will be in touch about how you can plug in!

We envision a future in which:

✔️ All students have access to an honest, inclusive, culturally-responsive and high-quality education.
✔️ Our public schools are one thriving part of a just, multiracial democracy that works for everyone.
✔️ All students can feel safe in school and are not criminalized in their educational environment.
✔️ All public schools have the resources to hire and retain enough educators and fully support the needs of all students.

Will you join us in fighting for this vision?


Read about the impact of police in Vermont schools

Watch Alternatives to Policing in Vermont Schools: How to Organize for Safer Schools in Your Community facilitated by RDI Movement Politics Director Kiah Morris

Read about the August 2021 decision to end the SRO program in St. Albans schools, following the advocacy of RDI Catalyst Leadership cohort member Reier Erickson


When we all come together, we can win the change our communities need. Support Rights & Democracy Institute and join us!