Ensure equal access to education
NAACP is using the court system to make sure Black students have access to a quality, equitable, and just education.
New Jersey NAACP sued state officials challenging the state's district-based system for assigning students to public schools because it results in racial segregation — harming the educational outcomes for Black and Latinx students.
In 2020, we sued then Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education to block rules that allowed school districts to use an illegal process to inflate the amount of federal COVID-19 aid they must share with private schools. The rules imposed illegal and harmful requirements on the emergency relief funds allocated to public school districts under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. And the courts agreed.