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Educational Equity

PRRAC is dedicated to the expansion of education opportunities for low-income and minority students across the country. PRRAC is an active member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Education Task Force. The Task Force, representing much of the national civil rights community, comes together to support federal policy that increases educational equity for low-income and minority students. PRRAC strongly supports school integration through the National Coalition on School Diversity (, but we also support policies to improve educational resources and outcomes for students in high poverty, racially isolated schools.ICCPR Shadow Report: In 2013, PRRAC worked alongside the Education Fund, The Leadership Conference, the ACLU, the Anti-Defamation League, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the NAACP, The National Economic & Social Rights Initiative, and The National Women’s Law Center to produce a shadow report on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The report, released in September 2013, focuses on the reality of educational inequities in the United States in light of rights guaranteed by the ICCPR. Read the report here.

CRDC Comments: In February 2017, PRRAC submitted comments to the Department of Education regarding the importance of continued collection of information from schools for the Civil Rights Data Collection. Read our comment letter here:

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