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on January 5, 2016 in World News

U.S. Education Department Warns Schools Against Discrimination Toward Muslim and Refugee Students

by Dr. Susan Berry A “Dear Colleague” guidance letter, signed by former U.S. Education Department (USED) Secretary Arne Duncan and Acting Secretary John King, warns school leaders against “targeting of particular students for harassment or blame,” particularly Muslim and Syrian refugee students. According to the Washington Post, the guidance letter comes following a 2014 survey conducted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)—of Muslim youth aged 11-18 in California—that found 55 percent of Muslim youth reported being “bullied” at school because of their Islamic religion during this past year. “This is twice as high as the national statistic of students… View Article

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