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Amid disturbing allegations of police abuse and use of excessive force, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) joins calls for a full and complete investigation into the in-custody death of Sandra Bland, who was found hanging in a cell at Waller County, TX Jail on July 13, 2015. She was only 28 years old. The medical examiner ruled her death a suicide.
7/16/15Related Case or Issue:
Read the PDF of our joint statement here.
Senate passes No Child Left Behind rewrite, would shrink federal role
Leslie Proll, director of the Washington, D.C., office of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said the bill undermines the intent of the original federal education law from 1965.
7/15/15Related Case or Issue:
As the Senate gives final consideration to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), LDF speaks strongly about retaining the basic principles of the Act, originally passed in 1965 to ensure that all students are educated on an equal and equitable basis. LDF sent a letter to all Senators, emphasizing that the feder