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Education | Educational Equity

New York City Specialized High School Complaint

In school districts across the nation, talented African Americans and other students of color are denied a fair opportunity to gain access to the life-changing educational experiences provided by specialized schools for high-achieving students and gifted/talented education programs.  As a r...More

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Education | Educational Equity

Schuette v. Cantrell

Read a fact sheet from LDF and the ACLU.

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Education | Educational Equity

Boisseau v. Picard

For many months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck the City of New Orleans, residents struggled to return home....More

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Education | Educational Equity

University of Michigan Race-Conscious Admissions

In June 2003, the Supreme Court issued landmark rulings in two companion cases, Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger.  In Grutter, the Court rebuffed a constitutional challenge to the use of race in admissions to the University of Michigan Law School....More

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Fisher v. UT Austin

UPDATE: 11/13/2013 LDF argued in Fisher vs....More

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Education | Educational Equity
Washington, D.C. Advocacy | Legislation

Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization

Originally enacted in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Elementary and Second Education Act (ESEA) emphasizes equal access to education for all students and is the most expansive federal education legislation in history....More

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