Equality For All

Katrina Victims Punished for Requesting Assistance

Reports suggest White House went back on its word
Immigrants seeking hurricane assistance are allegedly being detained and ordered to report for deportation proceedings despite the administration’s assurances to the contrary. We hope these reports are untrue. If true, the government is not only sending a mixed message to undocumented victims, but it is also endangering the lives of such victims who might forego medication or other necessary treatment out of fear of being deported.

Dept of Ed Goes Silent on FOIA Requests after Facing Criticism in Vouchers Report

PFAW Foundation Files Suit, Seeks Unlawfully Withheld Records

Washington, DC – Yesterday, People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF) filed suit against the U.S. Department of Education in federal court in the District of Columbia over the Department’s unlawful failure to disclose certain records concerning the new federally funded school voucher program in the District of Columbia. The law firm of Jenner & Block is co-counsel with PFAWF in this lawsuit.

D.C. Vouchers: First-Year Flaws and Failings

Department of Education documents show legislated priorities not met, inconvenient information obscured by program administrators

Washington, D.C. - Documents obtained from the U.S.

Flaws and Failings

A significant number of vouchers have gone to students who were already in private school, and WSF apparently wanted that number to be even higher

Flaws and Failings

The vast majority of the voucher schools are religious schools, as to which there are serious concerns regarding government-funded discrimination on the basis of disability and religion, as well as religious coercion; also, DOE and WSF have failed to give voucher schools adequate guidance on applicable civil rights laws

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