Triblive quotes ELC Executive Director Deborah Gordon Klehr on the legal implications in Pennsylvania of President Trump’s proposal to train and arm teachers with firearms. Read more.
Local advocates brace for changes in federal education civil rights policy
“I don’t think districts are off the hook from following civil rights laws.” Deborah Gordon Klehr, ELC Executive Director
7/17/2017 by Darryl C. Murphy, published in The Philadelphia School Notebook
Local advocates and civil rights leaders are preparing to be more watchful in response to the decision under the Trump administration to scale back the U.S. Department of Education’s investigations of civil rights violations.
The department announced in early June that it is changing its approach to dealing with discrimination complaints.
Through an internal memo, Candice Jackson, acting head of the department’s Office for Civil Rights, stated that investigations into systemic discrimination will no longer be required and cases will be treated on an individual basis. Civil rights advocates, including those in Philadelphia, say the new protocol could spell disaster for the nation’s most vulnerable students. Continue reading
ELC Statement in Response to the Trump Administration’s Withdrawal of Title IX Guidance
Feb. 22, 2017
The Education Law Center released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s withdrawal of federal Title IX guidance: Continue reading