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Secretary King Is Wrong: ESEA Was Not a Civil Rights ...

Secretary King Is Wrong: ESEA Was Not a Civil Rights Law

Was the Elementary and Secondary Education Act a civil rights act? No, not primarily. The record plainly shows it was an anti-poverty program, the benefits of which flow to all children regardless of race. The ESEA, unlike the Voting Rights Act, conveyed no new rights to anyone. Why does this matter? Because the recently arrived […]

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