Investigation into Discriminatory Practices in Upper Dublin

CAAP believes that a full investigation by the U.S. Department of Education, which can get access to more data sources, will reveal the disparities in starker terms. CAAP is asking the Department to perform compliance reviews of the district’s disciplinary proceedings, force the district to eliminate reliance on harsh out-of-school suspension practices, abolish the curricular tracking process, and require other corrective action as warranted by the investigation.

Case Progress

October 2019
Concerned African-American Parents and Upper Dublin School District reach settlement, creating equitable academic and disciplinary policies

December 2016
US Department of Education decides to investigate the complaint

November 2015
We filed a complaint with the US Department of Education for Civil Rights.

November 2015
We filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.