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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Education

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Education

Combatting Injustices in the Public School System
Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

Although it is summer, as stationary stores and commercials tell us, it’s already time to start thinking about the fall and what the school year brings along with it. As we sharpen pencils and preemptively pack our backpacks, it’s hard not to take a moment to reflect on why we go through this ritual every […]

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Making DREAMs a reality
Posted on Monday July 20, 2015

By Jenny Swift When I was a senior in high school, the question I was asked by family and friends more times than I would like was where I would be attending college next year. For students who are undocumented the question might be different: what will you be doing next year? It’s a small […]

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Stop Cuts to Family Planning
Posted on Wednesday July 15, 2015

The past few weeks have brought mixed news in the realm of sexuality education. At the end of June, we wrote about a House sub-committee vote to eliminate programs proven to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy, reduce abortion and save tax dollars in Fiscal Year 2016. Since then, a Senate sub-committee voted to advance similar […]

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Protect LGBT Students from Discrimination
Posted on Friday July 10, 2015

Currently, federal law explicitly protects students from discrimination in school based on race, color, national origin, sex and disability. However, no federal law explicitly protects students from discrimination based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or their association with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Anti-LGBT discrimination in education takes […]

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