Civil Rights Leaders Promote Education as a Civil Right

Leaders of six major civil rights organizations and the Schott Foundation for Public Education have put forth a bold framework for school reform designed to provide every child with an Opportunity To Learn.  The framework outlines six major principles to guide the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

“As a community of civil rights organizations, we believe that access to a high-quality education is a fundamental civil right,” the leaders wrote in their policy framework. “The federal government’s role is to protect and promote that civil right by creating and supporting a fair and substantive opportunity to learn for all students, regardless of where and to whom they were born.”

For the full Civil Rights Framework for Providing All Students an Opportunity to Learn, follow this link.

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