Advocacy Group Files Complaint against NYC Schools over ‘Segregated’ Social Justice Exercise

The entrance to a public school in the Queens borough of New York, July 8, 2020.
(Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

The organization Parents Defending Education announced on Wednesday that it filed a civil rights complaint against New York City Public Schools, after one school said it would separate students into racial categories as part of a social justice exercise.

“PDE makes this complaint as an interested third-party organization that opposes racial discrimination and political indoctrination in America’s schools,” the organization said in a letter to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

“As the Department of Education is no doubt aware, segregation on the basis of race raises concerns that the New York City Public School system has received federal funds in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” the letter adds.

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