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Civil Rights Groups on Charter Cap Lawsuit Dismissal: Stop Pitting Schools Against Each Other – Improve Opportunities for Our Most Vulnerable Youth in All Schools.

Civil Rights Groups’ Statement on Supreme Judicial Court’s Dismissal of Doe v. Peyser It is time for Massachusetts to stop pitting schools against each other and improve the educations of our most vulnerable youth in all schools. Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed the dismissal of Doe v. Peyser, a lawsuit that sought

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In Globe Letter, LCCR Voices Support for Students’ School-Funding Protest

In response to a Globe editorial, “An incomplete lesson for BPS students,” the Lawyers’ Committee submitted the following letter, published on Saturday, May 28, noting that students’ peaceful protest against school budget cuts should not be dismissed so easily by the paper: RATHER THAN address the concerns raised by a multiracial group of students who walked

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Lawyers’ Committee Moves to Intervene in Charter Cap Case on Behalf of Students of Color, Students with Disabilities, and English Language Learners

Boston, MA – Students of color, students with disabilities, and English language learners, together with the New England Area Conference of the NAACP, moved today to intervene in the pending litigation over the cap on charter schools, arguing that the cap is necessary to preserve educational opportunities for students in traditional public schools. The would-be

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LCCR and BEAM Oppose Call for More School Closures

LCCR and Black Educators’ Alliance of Massachusetts (BEAM) oppose the possible school closures mentioned in Boston Public Schools’ preliminary budget report for next school year.  As this joint letter makes clear, the budget process is too rushed a time to consider closing schools, especially when there’s an ongoing federal civil rights investigation into BPS’ last set of closures.

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