About | Public Funds Public Schools
Efforts to undermine public education by promoting the use of public funds for private education, including through various kinds of private school vouchers (traditional private school vouchers, tax credit vouchers, and education savings account vouchers, among others), must be met with a robust, sustained response to safeguard the nation's public schools.
Public Funds Public Schools is a national campaign founded by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Education Law Center, and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP that strives to ensure that all public funds for education are used to maintain and support public schools. Currently, PFPS is supported by the Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC Action Fund, Education Law Center, and Tamerlin Godley, Esq.
Education Law Center
Founded in 1973, Education Law Center serves as the leading voice for New Jersey's public school children and has become one of the most effective advocates for equal educational opportunity and education justice in the United States.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.
SPLC Action Fund
The SPLC Action Fund is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.
Tamerlin Godley, Esq.
An attorney with over twenty years of litigation experience, Tamerlin Godley led the pro bono team that obtained a permanent injunction in 2016 blocking implementation of Nevada’s sweeping voucher law, which risked diversion of more than $200 million from the state’s public schools. Ms. Godley also led the PFPS team that successfully sued former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over a U.S. Department of Education regulation that would have illegally diverted more than $1 billion dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds away from public schools.