McEachin Statement on CRDC Showing Continued Need for Discipline Guidance

April 24, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement following recent reports about the newly released Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) completed by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights:

“Today’s data confirms what we already knew: children of color and children with disabilities are disproportionately disciplined and arrested compared to their white and non-disabled peers in our public schools across the country. The continuous pattern of disparate student discipline warrants action. Instead of rolling back critical civil rights protections, such as the Obama-era 2014 School Discipline Guidance, this administration should listen to the message delivered in this report. This is another document in the overwhelmingly tall pile of evidence that proves how much we need to reduce the prevalence of these practices in our nation’s schools. I remain committed to addressing these disparities in our schools and ensuring that every student receives a high-quality education.”

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Contact: Jamitress Bowden
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