NCSD in the News: Washington Post Reports on Cuts to Obama-era Grant Program

Trump’s Education Department nixes Obama-era grant program for school diversity
by Emma Brown
March 29, 2017
Washington Post

NCSD members Philip Tegeler and Tanya Clay House quoted:

“’This was the secretary’s first opportunity to show her commitment to school diversity, and she failed to come through,’ said Philip Tegeler of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, one of nearly two dozen scholars and advocates who signed a letter to DeVos earlier this month, urging her to move forward with the program.”

Tanya Clay House, a former Education Department official who played a key role in designing the grant program, said the decision to do away with the program feels like a ‘slap in the face.’ The money is there, she said. ‘Why not allow the districts to use it?'”

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