July 26, 2016


YLC Writes Amicus Letter to Support Right to Quality Education

YLC filed a letter in support of the Petition for Review in two cases that were consolidated for appeal, Campaign for Quality Education v. State of California and Robles-Wong v. State of California.  The cases present a core question particularly important to court involved youth – whether the fundamental right to education under the California Constitution encompasses a right to an education that meets some minimum qualitative standard.  Students in the juvenile justice system disproportionately experience challenges that impact learning and the quality of the educational opportunities they are afforded, including the resources and supports available to support their academic progress, make a critical difference.  We urged the Court to review these cases to ensure that the fundamental right to education has content and meaning beyond the right of access to the schoolhouse door. The Court’s decision on whether it will review is pending.

Amicus Letter