Not only should undocumented students not be discouraged from attending, they are required to attend school under the state’s compulsory education laws.
And parents should be assured that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act restricts schools from sharing information with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).
At IDRA, we are working to strengthen schools to work for all children, families and communities. Help us make this goal a reality for every child; we simply cannot afford the alternatives.
Denying children of undocumented workers access to an education is unconstitutional and against the law.
This infographic in full color and bilingual is available on IDRA’s website along with many other resources for schools and advocates. We encourage you to share them across your networks.
[©2018, IDRA. This article originally appeared in the August 2018 IDRA Newsletter by the Intercultural Development Research Association. Permission to reproduce this article is granted provided the article is reprinted in its entirety and proper credit is given to IDRA and the author.]