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An Agenda for Restoring Civil Rights in K-12 Federal Education Policy

The American voters have spoken, and the country will inaugurate a Biden-Harris Administration in January. In his first speech as President-Elect on November 7, 2020, Joe Biden said that, “the battle to achieve racial justice and root out systemic racism in this country” was a pillar of the Biden-Harris transition plan. This important goal will, however, face significant challenges. In this policy memo, the authors review key educational civil rights rollbacks under Trump and offer six concrete suggestions for steps that the new administration can and should take to move forward in this crucial area.