Feb 05

Civil Rights Advocates to Cardona: Don’t ‘Sweep Learning Disparities Under the Rug’ by Granting Waivers for Assessments

On February 5, NJ Ed Report published a letter signed by civil rights and disability rights groups, including the Center, to Secretary of Education Michael Cardona urging him not to grant states waivers to bypass assessments in the 2020-2021 school year.

On behalf of the undersigned civil rights, social justice, disability rights, and education advocacy organizations, we would like to congratulate you on your nomination as U.S. Secretary of Education. We were glad to hear you say during your confirmation hearing today that you share our commitment to ensuring that our system adequately serves students of color, Native students, English learners, immigrant students, students with disabilities, students from low-income families, and other historically underserved students.

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