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Civil Rights Panel: Disabled Students of Color Punished More
July 23, 2019
Courtesy Photo The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says students of color with disabilities are disciplined more harshly than their peers. It urges President Donald Trump’s administration to offer guidance to schools on how to comply with nondiscrimination laws when punishing students. ... read more »
WATCH: Congreswoman Jahana Hayes Schools Betsy DeVos For Not Knowing How To Be Education Secretary
April 22, 2019
Betsy DeVos doesn’t understand the authority her job comes with. Congreswoman Jahana Hayes exposes Devos’ ineptitude by grilling DeVos on her indecision to federally fund the training and arming of teachers in schools, ... read more »
NNPA Leadership and Other Prominent Black Voices Speak Out on College Exam Scandal
March 21, 2019
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. was among several prominent African Americans who said they view the recent $25 million college admissions scam as “affirmative action for the rich” and yet another example of white privilege. ... read more »
Kamala Harris Announces Run for Presidency in 2020 
January 24, 2019
Senator Kamala Harris has pretty much announced her intent to run for president in the next U.S. Government election, but she will make her formal announcement during a rally in Oakland on January 27.   ... read more »
Trump Administration Forced to Forgive $150M in Student Loans
December 27, 2018
After a more than year-long delay, the U.S. Department of Education will cancel $150 million in debt owed by defrauded students, the agency announced Dec. 13. ... read more »
African Americans Win Throughout California 
November 8, 2018
Dems took over the House, but not the Senate. California has a new governor, according to LA vote, as of press time, Tony Thurmond will lead public instruction and rent control laws will remain as they are:  just some of the highlights of the country’s midterm election November 6. ... read more »
School Choice Not the Right Choice for All Students
May 31, 2018
The Trump Administration has proposed to decrease funding to authorized investments for public schools while increasing funding opportunities for school choice programs and private school vouchers. Ninety percent of children in America attend public schools. Increased funding to school choice programs, while reducing funding to public schools is a strategy that leaves behind our most vulnerable students ... read more »
Dorsey HS Launches Local ‘March For Our Lives’ Chapter
April 26, 2018
Both Bradford and Bass will continue working together to help the students at Dorsey High School connect with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students in Parkland, Fl. To continue their efforts, the group has plans to work with the Los Angeles School Police Association to organize a student exchange journey with the high school founders of the March For Our Lives and the #NeverAgain movements.  ... read more »
DeVos Gets Pushback on Attempt to Preempt State Consumer Protection
March 29, 2018
Beginning with a controversial nomination that ended in a tie-breaking Senate confirmation vote and continuing throughout her tenure as Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos has faced unceasing criticism. ... read more »
The Student Loan Debt Crisis is a Civil Rights Issue
March 10, 2018
With 65 percent of jobs soon requiring more than a high school diploma, the need is greater than ever, especially for African Americans and other communities of color. ... read more »
DeVos coddles companies while abandoning student loan borrowers
March 2, 2018
DeVos coddles companies while abandoning student loan borrowers ... read more »
Consumer Protection Payday Rule at Risk, Just Like Student Loan Protections
January 19, 2018
An important consumer protection rule that was to take effect January 16 is now being “reconsidered” by the same agency that was to enforce it – ... read more »
Lawmakers, civil rights leaders challenge DeVos on student loan enforcement
September 21, 2017
More than 40 national organizations joined in noting DOE’s apparent failure to embrace its duties in civil rights when it comes to higher education. ... read more »
Former NAACP president asks school to rescind DeVos invite
September 14, 2017
Former NAACP president asks school to rescind DeVos invite ... read more »
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