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Letter to NYSED Commissioner Betty Rosa on Remote Learning and Right to Education

The New York Civil Liberties Union wrote a letter to New York State Education Department Interim Commissioner Betty Rosa expressing urgent concerns about the lack of consistent and equitable access to education for New York’s school-age children during the ongoing pandemic. 

As students returned to school throughout the fall it became clear that many districts, particularly those that serve the highest-needs student populations, are unable to adequately deliver education to their students in a remote or hybrid format. The failure of the state to act immediately to address these compounded inequities will likely escalate to a violation of students’ Constitutional right to an education and other laws. Worse, it means abandoning a generation of children, virtually guaranteeing the opportunity gap will widen past the point of return.

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