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Racial Justice in Education

Learning Rights' Statement on

Racial Justice in Education

Learning Rights Law Center was founded on the principles that students are entitled to a fair and just public education. There can be no justice while the unequal treatment of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) communities continues. Together we need to listen, speak out, and fight for the justice that every community deserves. As an organization, we know there is more that we can do to address the systemic discrimination occurring in our public schools. There is no justice while the unequal treatment of students of color continues.  We condemn the racial injustice that continues to plague our country. There are systemic issues that need to be addressed. 

We will continue our work, guided by the following beliefs:

1.    School is to be a safe place.

2.    School is the place to learn;

3.    School is the place to socialize;

4.    School is the place to prepare for the future;

5.    School should be a place for restorative justice;

6.    School should not be a place where police are used for discipline;

7.    School should not be a place where any racial epithets are used by students or staff;

8.    School should be a place where students with disabilities are properly identified and assisted by qualified staff; and

9.    School should not be a place where students are delayed special education assessments or mislabeled as disabled when they are not.

Here are links to our Statement Condemning the Systemic Violence and Racism Faced by Black Communities and our Statement of Solidarity with our AAPI Communities