Education Rights in America and the ICCPR

While acknowledging that education is not an expressly enumerated right in the Covenant, this report makes the case for the right to an education as necessary for the full exercise of the rights to self-determination and to political participation. It itemizes a number of education laws, policies, and practices, such as inequality in educational opportunities, racial and economic segregation in public schools, arresting students in schools for non-criminal behavior, lack of adequate funding, among a host of other policies and practices that lead to violations of Covenant-covered rights. It also notes the disparate impact of these policies on students of color, students with disabilities, children of undocumented workers, and English language learners.

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The Poverty & Race Research Action Council
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ICCPR, the covenant, Human rights committee, list of issues submission, students of color, students with disabilities, children of undocumented workers, English language learners, education, racial discrimination, public schools

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