National Urban League Statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s Supplement-not-Supplant Rule

August 31 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (August 31, 2016) - Today, Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s Supplement-not-Supplant Rule:
 
“In 1965, Congress passed the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act to provide additional federal dollars to low-income students and schools, so every student would receive a high-quality education and, subsequently, an equal shot at the American Dream.
 
“The Supplement-not-Supplant rule released today by the Department of Education gets the nation one step closer to making an excellent and equitable education a reality for every American child.  The National Urban League looks forward to working with the Administration to strengthen the final rule to ensure that all schools are funded fairly and every student succeeds.”
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
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