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Education Advocates to SCOTUS: Leave Citizenship Out of Census

03.29.2019 | Education Week | The KIPP Foundation, a charter network; Advocates for Children of New York, a non-profit working on behalf of disadvantaged students; the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, an advocacy organization for urban communities; and UnidosUS, which works on behalf of Latinos, sent an amicus (or "friend of the court") brief to the Supreme Court arguing that a citizenship question would "exacerbate the undercount that already plagues immigrant communities of color."  Essentially, the organizations argue that asking a question about citizenship will disaude people in immigrant communities from responding to the census, potentially leaving their schools with fewer resources. Read article