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  • AFC’s Letter to New U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

    AFC sent a letter to Secretary DeVos, emphasizing the importance of the federal government’s role in ensuring that all students are safe and supported at school and urging her to prioritize strengthening public education for children at risk of academic failure or discrimination.

    Feb 8, 2017

    Profile view of a girl reading a book while sitting on the floor of a library. (Photo by Eliott Reyna on Unsplash)
    Photo by Eliott Reyna on Unsplash

    Yesterday, Betsy DeVos was sworn in as the new U.S. Secretary of Education. In the months ahead, we expect to see changes in the implementation and enforcement of federal education laws, as well as shifts in funding priorities that may have serious implications for the low-income students and families we serve. We at Advocates for Children of New York remain dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the quality education they deserve, no matter where they come from, how little money they have, or how much support they need.

    At AFC, we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us as we continue the fight for opportunity and equity in education so that all children may realize their potential. No matter what happens in Washington, we will always be steadfast in our commitment to protecting the rights of all students.