This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: Supporting High-Quality K-12 Schools Across America
Only one party understands that a quality education is a critical public good-NOT a commodity. A quality education is the right of every child. 1/13
#Democrats will make sure schools do not engage in & appropriately address, discrimination,bullying & harassment related to sex, including sexual orientation & gender identity; race; national origin; immigration or citizenship status; religion; disability; & language status 2/13
#Democrats will protect the rights of transgender students.
It is unacceptable that America’s public schools are more racially segregated today than they were in the late 1960s. 3/13 #DemPartyPlatform #TransRightsAreHumanRights #EducationForAll
Schools—and classrooms and programs within schools—continue to be segregated by race and class. 4/13 #DemPartyPlatform #EducationForAll
And, with increasing frequency, students are being unnecessarily and unlawfully segregated by disability, language status and through the use of exclusionary discipline and school-based arrests. 5/13 #DemPartyPlatform #EducationForAll #EndSchoolToPrisonPipeline
#Democrats believe that schools must no longer engage in segregation and segregative practices. Democrats support appointing judges who will enforce the Civil Rights Act in schools. 6/13 #DemPartyPlatform #CivilRightsAct #EducationForAll
#Democrats will fund federal programs to promote integration and school
diversity, including magnet schools and school transportation initiatives. 7/13 #DemPartyPlatform #DiversityandInclusion #EducationForAll
#Democrats will also reinvigorate and increase funding for the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, expand the civil rights data collection to inform civil rights enforcement and the public on the status of equal educational opportunity for all children, 8/13
#Democrats will build on the Strength in Diversity Act to increase federal funding for community-driven strategies to desegregate schools.9/13
#DemPartyPlatform #DiversityandInclusion #EducationForAll
All children have the Constitutional right to go to school. Schools should be safe zones for children and their families, which is why #Democrats will protect sensitive locations like schools from immigration enforcement actions. 10/13 #DemPartyPlatform #EducationForAll
#Democrats believe that English learners should be recognized as bringing an asset, rather than a deficit, with them to school. #DemPartyPlatform #ESL #EducationForAll 11/13
#Democrats recognize the need for significantly increased funding and support for English learners to ensure they can participate meaningfully and equally in school. 12/13 #DemPartyPlatform #EducationForAll
#Democrats will protect the civil rights of limited English proficient parents so they receive information in the language they understand & are able to meaningfully participate in their child’s education, incl. thru public meetings & community decision-making mechanisms. 13/13
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