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All4Ed Letter Opposing Proposed Changes to the Civil Rights Data Collection

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has proposed eliminating nearly thirty data points from the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), including data pertaining to teacher experience, school finance, and advanced coursework. All4Ed believes Secretary DeVos’s proposal is deeply concerning and inconsistent with the Education Department’s (ED) mission of “fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.”

While eliminating these data points may reduce the burden on school districts, the loss of this information far outweighs any modest benefit districts may experience. Should these data points disappear, so, too, does the transparency families and communities want and need to be better informed as to the quality of schools they desire and support.

Read the letter from All4Ed President Deb Delisle below and the list of data elements ED should restore to the CRDC.

In addition to All4Ed’s individual comments, we joined with 23 organizations committed to closing long-standing gaps in opportunity and achievement that separate low-income students and students of color from their peers, in submitting joint comments opposing the Administration’s proposed changes to CRDC.

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