Mission Statement

Schoolhouse Rights’ mission is to defend and support the individual rights of students, parents, and faculty members in public K-12 education.  Freedom of speech and association, due process, legal equality, religious liberty, sanctity of conscience, and the right of parents to guide and direct the upbringing of their children are rights essential to liberty and a free society.  Schoolhouse Rights defends these rights through litigation and advocacy on behalf of students, parents, and teachers in public education.  Schoolhouse Rights is not a think tank, but an organization devoted to serving the practical legal needs of students, parents, and teachers in public schools.


SchoolhouseRights.org is a project of the International Organization for the Family, a 501(c)(3) charity, and donations are tax-deductible. All donations directed to SchoolhouseRights.org will go exclusively towards the legal and administrative costs associated with public interest litigation supported by SchoolhouseRights.org.