November 7th, 2020
National Center for Learning Disabilities Applauds Record Voter Turnout, Looks to Biden Administration for Bold Actions to Support Students
Washington, DC — November 7, 2020 — During this year’s Presidential election, voters turned out in record numbers across the country. One thing is clear: Americans are invested in their future. As the Biden Administration begins its work, the priorities of American voters must remain at the top of the agenda.
NCLD calls on the Biden Administration to take bold steps toward securing a more equitable future for every child. Within the first 100 days of taking office, the Biden Administration must make significant investments in our nation’s schools as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are at a decisive moment and the wellbeing of children depends on leaders in Washington to do their jobs. Ensuring equity and enforcing civil rights must be the foundation on which the Biden Administration builds its legacy, and it begins now.
NCLD is prepared to work with the Administration to prioritize systemically marginalized students, increase resources for educators and schools, spur educational innovation to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities, and weave equity into the fabric of our educational system. Together, we can create a society in which every child — including the 1 in 5 with learning and attention issues — can thrive.
A PDF version of the full statement can be found here.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ mission is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
For more information, please contact:
Meghan Whittaker, Director of Policy & Advocacy
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