Volunteers published a guide to student rights and serve as a watchdog, raised issues locally and nationally about the lack of equitable education for students of color. Even in 1985, Student Advocacy Center called out the disproportionate number of students of color being suspended. SAC’s individual casework focused on keeping students in school. Special education advocacy, as well as advocacy for court-involved youth (who were denied an education), were key components, as well. SAC was also part of a national network of advocacy organizations trying to push equity issues to the top of the national policy agenda.