The nation cannot afford discriminatory barriers that unfairly limit or deny educational access based on factors like race, national origin, sex, or disability. Inequality in education prevents the nation from fulfilling its potential, and ensuring equal educational opportunity remains one of the civil rights movement's top priorities.
June 1, 2012 - Posted by Avril Lighty
A collection of civil rights groups is urging members of the U.S. Senate to support the Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act (S. 2343) before the current 3.4 percent interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans doubles on July 1.
May 10, 2012 - Posted by Corrine Yu
More than 100 national leaders have launched the Time to Succeed Coalition (TSC), a diverse coalition of Americans working to ensure that all children in the nation’s high-poverty communities have the time they need to succeed in school and beyond.
May 5, 2012 - Posted by Ron Bigler
April 28, 2012 - Posted by Ron Bigler
February 23, 2012 - Posted by Anjali Thakur-Mittal
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the use of race as a factor in determining admissions at public universities.
December 5, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
Despite some signs of progress nationally on improving student reading and math skills, racial, ethnic and income-based achievement gaps persist, according to analysis of the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card.”
At Senate Hearing, Diverse Coalition Voices Concerns Over Lack of Accountability Standards in Federal Education Reform Bill
November 9, 2011 - Posted by Avril Lighty
Joining a coalition of 29 civil rights, education and business organizations, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference, told Senators yesterday at a hearing on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that the groups cannot support a bill that lacks strong accountability measures.
October 19, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
Voicing concerns about the absence of accountability standards, a broad coalition of civil rights organizations, business groups, and education officials and advocates is withholding support for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2011 that is being considered by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).
September 22, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
September 21, 2011 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
New data from the Department of Education shows that the rate of federal student loan defaults has increased more sharply at for-profit institutions – which have come under fire in recent years for this very issue – than at other institutions of higher learning.
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