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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
LDF joined a broad coalition of civil rights groups, business associations, statewide education officials, and education advocates in declining to support the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2011. This bill, proposed by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin and Ranking Member Richard Enzi, does not contain an accountability framework sufficient to narrow achievement gaps for low-income students, students of color, English language learners, and students with disabilities. LDF will continue to work with members of Congress to highlight these priorities in a revised bill.