Education Policy

Georgia Coalition for Education Justice

GCEJ Logo 2023The Georgia Coalition for Education Justice is a collective of students, educators, parents and advocates dedicated to advancing education justice for all children across the state. We intentionally work to bring together diverse organizations and individuals that are directly impacted by education inequity and our work to coordinate advocacy at the state and local levels around education equity centers seeks to center students, families and educators in education policy.

The coalition originally convened by IDRA in 2022 in an effort to fight classroom censorship policies (thus originally known as the Coalition Against Classroom Censorship). The coalition expanded its focus in 2023 in recognition of the fact that to create a just education system in Georgia, we much focus our collective efforts on more than just censorship.

Thus, we currently focus on issues of school safety and discipline, culturally sustaining practices, and opportunity & access for multilingual learners.

Contact: Mikayla Arciaga, IDRA ( for more information.

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Activity Highlights

GCEJ Letter in Support of LGBTQ+ Students Amid Anti-LGBTQ Legislation, February 21, 2024

“Precious Knowledge” Documentary Teach-in and Screening, June 11, 2023

Joint Letter to Georgia Professional Standards Commission against DEI removal policies from teacher standards, May 23, 2023

In public comment period, commissioners who could delete ‘diversity’ from lessons filter out public, Ross Williams, Georgia Recorder, May 12, 2023

Press Conference Alert: Georgia Youth Silenced by Legislators Speak Out on HB 1084 in Press Conference at Georgia State Capitol – HB 1084 defines race and racism as “divisive concepts” and bans discussion from Georgia K-12 classrooms. Students from all across Georgia were denied testimony in the public hearing. March 28, 2022