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Education Litigation

Although Brown v. Board of Education became the law of the land more than 65 years ago, the promise of Brown remains unfulfilled. We're still fighting to end school segregation and unjust practices in communities across the country.

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.

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Challenge racial segregation

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.

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Prevent unfair allocation of funding

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.

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Join the Fight

Join millions of activists working to transform our education systems.  

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Make an impact

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Are you ALL IN?

NAACP is going ALL IN because democracy is on the ballot and only we, the people, have the power to protect it. Rush a donation now to fuel our critical voter turnout efforts!