Education Policy

Many believe that education is the great equalizer: the main support for American social and economic mobility. But before it does the work of equalizing, education must first be equal.

OCA is committed to the fair representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in K-12 curriculum, to support AAPI students’ and all students’ full potential.

Additionally, OCA is a leader in advocacy for Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

AANAPISIs are critical to the success of our AAPI students; nearly half of all AAPI students are enrolled in an AANAPISI. These amazing institutions often have high graduation rates and active Asian American Studies programs, which support the success of students coming from low-income and non-English proficient backgrounds.

Further, OCA supports a progressive re-authorization of the Higher Education Act, education accessibility for DACA recipients, and the continuation of affirmative action.

OCA Resources

Know Your Rights: How to File a Complaint with Office of Civil Rights in Department of Education


AAPIs in Education in the First 100 Days (NCAPA Education Committee)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Overview (NCAPA Education Committee)