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Let’s make no mistake – the First State does believe in investing in our children; however there is a critical gap in basic special education funding.

Letter of Support for Public Advocate Drew Slater’s Petition to the Public Service     Commission Docket NO. 17-1240 

Coordinated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office at Delaware State University, this re-entry simulation challenged its participants to try to navigate society as an ex-offender. In these roles, policymakers, public defenders and police officers struggled with substance use issues. Others had no housing or job prospects. The feeling of total frustration and hopelessness was palpable as people trudged from table to table to find answers and a way forward.

We write to you today genuinely troubled by Secretary Betsy DeVos’ decision to rescind the Dear Colleague Letter of 2011 and the subsequent guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Education. While we agree that discussions to improve the guidelines to make them clearer and official through regulations or statutory changes are needed, we are highly concerned with how this decision will impact future victims and survivors of sexual violence on our college campuses right now.

Trump's actions are a direct assault on low-income and middle class families and their bottom lines. Their health care premiums will skyrocket, which means less money for groceries, child care and basic necessities.


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