AASA Releases Statement on Trump Administration’s Plan to end DACA

For Immediate Release

Contact:
James Minichello
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. – Sept. 5, 2017 – AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s proposal to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“As the national organization representing public school superintendents, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, supports the DACA program and the protection it affords some of our nation’s youngest and most vulnerable students.

“The superintendents we represent just started the 2017-18 school year and are focused on the professional, legal and moral commitments they made to provide educational opportunities to all of their students. We are concerned by the uncertainty today’s announcement brings, not only to our students and their families, but also our broader schools and communities.

“Public schools will continue to serve the students and we remain optimistic that Congress will work together to reach a bipartisan resolution that offers these students stability and protection, and allows them to fully and confidently pursue their education.”

For specific questions about DACA, please contact Noelle Ellerson Ng, AASA associate executive director, policy and advocacy, at nellerson@aasa.org.

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AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit http://www.aasa.org.