Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stand up for the rights of all children!

Today, June 15th, marks the 35th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Plyler v. Doe. Plyler is an important ruling because it affirms the constitutional right that all children -- regardless of immigration status -- have to a public K-12 education.

Why is the Plyler Decision Important?
For 35 years, the Supreme Court decision, Plyler v. Doe, has guaranteed all students the right to enroll in and attend public K-12 schools. We must celebrate this landmark decision by both protecting this important right and ensuring that all immigrant families understand their rights.
Access to public education is a core civil right, as underscored by the Supreme Court’s guarantee that all children, regardless of status, have the right to:
  • Enroll in and attend a public K-12 school
  • Keep their immigration status private from the school
  • Feel safe and welcome in the classroom, including being free from bullying and harassment
Please share this graphics widely on social media so that all people know students’ rights to an education, including immigrant children.  
You can also send out this tweet on Twitter: 
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Here's what you should know about educational rights of immigrant students. #Plyler35 #HereToStay

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