Every Student Counts Alliance was formed to address the reality that Spokane School District students of color with disabilities are disciplined at much higher rates than general education and non-minority students. Members of the community-wide coalition include the American Civil Liberties Union, Arc of Spokane, Spokane Juvenile Public Defenders, TeamChild, Northwest Justice Project, the National Association for Advancement of Colored People and Disability Rights Washington. The coalition also includes parents of students with disabilities and of color, and has supported students who have been affected by disproportionate discipline to contribute and speak at coalition meetings.