New York City is marked by a high degree of racial and economic segregation, and issues of equity, especially equity in funding, are therefore of intense interest to many parents.

Some school PA/PTAs may choose to become involved in various efforts related to equality: for example, urging the governor to release state funds owed to city schools, working to relieve school crowding, encouraging participation of immigrant parents, or organizing to secure grants for their school from state and city legislators.

In this section you can learn how parents have requested funds from local politicians and the DOE, and about advocacy groups that work for quality education for all children, regardless of where in the city they live.