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Day of Silence: Speaking Louder than Words

Fresh Updates from RAC » Education   |   Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
Today marks the 19th annual Day of Silence. All across of the nation, students will be taking some form of a vow of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of harassment and discrimination felt by LGBT students and allies in school. Bullying and harassment has been proven to create significant adverse consequences for […]

Obama’s Big Budget

Fresh Updates from RAC » Education   |   Mar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
Earlier this month, President Obama released his budget for fiscal year 2015, which proposes new programs, withdraws some past proposals and reduces the deficit. We applaud the President, as the budget reflects the commandment in Proverbs 31:9 to, “speak up, judge righteously, champion the poor and the needy.” Some of the highlights include: An expanded […]

Ensuring the Safety of Our Nation’s Students

Fresh Updates from RAC » Education   |   Mar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
A report from the U.S. Department of Education showed 66,000 cases of seclusion and restraint of students during the 2009-10 school year. This is a horrifying statistic, made even more horrifying by the conjecture of many experts that because only 18 states require that parents be notified when a child is restrained or secluded, the […]
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