Latino Action Network et al v. State of New Jersey

TIP’s work intersects with the case Latino Action Network, et al. v. State of New Jersey, which was filed in New Jersey state court on May 17, 2018 (the 64th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education).  Latino Action Network claims that segregation by race and poverty in the state’s public schools and charter schools violates New Jersey’s constitution.  TIP’s founder and director, Elise Boddie played a key role in facilitating the case.  For additional information, please see

See the documents filed in the case here:

See New Jersey-specific resources here:

See research on the benefits of integration here:

See legislative outreach here:

  • On March 19, 2019, Elise Boddie testified about the harms of school segregation before the New Jersey State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Schools. The testimony, available here, was carried on NJTV news.

See media outreach here:

In January 2020, TIP organized over 50 New Jersey-based civic leaders, educators, faith leaders, social justice advocates, researchers, and policy experts, along with twenty national leaders and organizations, to sign an “Open Letter to the People of New Jersey” calling on the state of New Jersey to address school segregation.