The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund is deeply saddened by the passing of Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, the former president of Notre Dame University and trusted civil rights advisor to several U.S. presidents. Father Hesburgh died Thursday, February 27th, in South Bend, Indiana at age 97.
On November 8, 2014, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be the nation's 83rd Attorney General. If confirmed, Lynch would be the nation's first African-American woman to head the Justice Department.
Janel George, Senior Education Policy Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, said the study should spur schools and communities to action.
“The nation can’t close the achievement gap if we don’t close the discipline gap,” she said during the conference call.