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The Civil Rights Project at UCLA

The mission of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles is to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, to be a preeminent source of intellectual capital within that movement, and to deepen the understanding of the issues that must be resolved to achieve racial and ethnic equity as society moves through the great transformation of the 21st century.

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Featured News Statement by Civil Rights Project on Fisher Decision Today’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin is an historic reaffirmation of affirmative action as a necessary tool for creating diverse campuses. Jun 23, 2016
Featured News Realizing the Economic Advantages of a Multilingual Workforce In a new economic analysis, CRP/PDC Co-director Dr. Patrícia Gandára and coauthor Sylvia Acevedo visit the issue of bilingual education from an economic perspective. Jun 01, 2016
Featured News CRP Co-director calls on advocates and scholars to monitor decentralization of new federal ed law CRP Co-Director, in a journal article on the new federal education law, calls on education and civil rights advocates and scholars to monitor the massive decentralization of federal education funds to the states. This special issue of the Education Law & Policy Review comme ... Apr 07, 2016
Featured News CCRR/CRP supports newly proposed regulations by U.S. Dept of Education to correct flaws in special education law The Center for Civil Rights Remedies (CCRR) at the UCLA Civil Rights Project applauds the newly proposed regulations, from the U.S. Department of Education, which ensure that states more effectively address the problem of racial inequity in special education identification, ... Feb 26, 2016
Featured News More than 800 Scholars File Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Supporting Diversity Policies in College Admissions More than 800 social scientists from all parts of the U.S. recently submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court presenting evidence on the need to maintain colleges’ rights to consider race as one of many factors in selecting students. We believe that this brief is the mos ... Nov 05, 2015
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Featured Research by CRP
Press Release MA Students Missed More Than 156,000 Days of Instruction Due to Discipline This research study shows that the overuse of suspensions in the Commonwealth’s schools is harming educational opportunities for all students, but with the burden impacting black students and students with disabilities more than other groups. The study is the first ever to ... Mar 09, 2017
Press Release School Suspensions Cost California Billions New report shows that suspensions have high costs in nearly every district in California. Researchers find that more suspensions leads to lower graduation rates, lower tax revenues, and higher taxpayer costs for criminal justice, welfare, health care and more economic ramifi ... Mar 07, 2017
Press Release New Report Shows Schools in the Nation’s Capital Remain Intensely Segregated; Charter Schools are most segregated in the City The UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles today released a new research report on segregation and its alternatives in Washington D.C. showing that despite the sharply increasing diversity of the nation’s capital, generation after generation of African America ... Feb 09, 2017
Press Release California Community Colleges Have Opportunity to Increase BAs for Underrepresented Students With the passage of California State Bill 850 in 2015 and new community college bachelor’s degree programs due to commence in 2017, California has the unprecedented opportunity to provide an important spur to the state’s economy and make significant gains in BA productio ... Jul 11, 2016
Press Release School Suspensions Cost Taxpayers Billions UCLA Study: More Suspensions Lead to More Dropouts; Over a Lifetime, More Dropouts Mean Reduced Tax Revenue, and Higher Costs for Crime, Welfare, and Health Care. Jun 01, 2016
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