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- 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.
- 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.
- 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 commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015.
- 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, placement and disciplinary exclusion. The proposed rules were issued earlier this week, on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 and CCRR encourages their support. Please read our following response (a more complete and official response will be posted within 75 days).
- 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 most massive outpouring of scholarly support ever for a social science brief in a civil rights case.