About Us

A national nonprofit organization founded in 2011, Students Matter promotes access to quality public education through impact litigation, communications and advocacy. Students Matter fights for education equality in the court of law and in the court of public opinion, where students’ rights and voices matter most.

By simultaneously using litigation to challenge the laws and practices preventing students from obtaining a quality education, while influencing the tide of public opinion through a media and organizing campaign, Students Matter creates both the opportunity and the demand for meaningful and sustainable policy transformation.

In order to help lawmakers translate our victories in the courtroom to lasting positive change for students in the classroom, Students Matter works with diverse coalitions of organizations and individuals to identify and advocate for commonsense policies proven to serve students, especially in low-income communities. Students Matter believes all students can learn, and all students deserve equal access to a high-quality public education.