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Rachel Kleinman, Assistant Counsel in LDF's Education Group writes an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle this weekend censuring the improper over-reliance on law-enforcement in schools. This practice removes students from supportive educational environments, reinforces stereotypes, and sets our children on a path out of schools and into the criminal justice system.
Statement by Sherrilyn A Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of LDF
LDF applauds the leadership of Benjamin Jealous, the outgoing president of the NAACP who announced today he will step down from his post as President and CEO at the end of the year.
Damon Hewitt, Director of Education Practice Group, spoke at a press conference organized by the Student Safety Coalition, a diverse group of educators, parents, students, advocates and legal experts.
Natasha M. Korgaonkar, assistant counsel in the Political Participation Group, writes in today's US News & World Report that "Texas' Voter ID Laws Are Plain and Simple Discrimination." Along with two democratic representatives from Texas, she argues that the Justice Department is absolutely correct to sue Texas over its blatantly discriminatory Voter ID laws.