October 27, 2016
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Civil Liberties Group Seeks Implementation of Bias Bullying Regs in Schools

 (NEW YORK, NY, 7/2/09) –The New York chapter of 
the Council on American-Islamic Relations 
(CAIR-NY) today called on the New York City (NYC) 
Department of Education (DOE) to fully implement 
ChancellorÂ’s Regulations A-832 that addresses 
bias-based bullying and harassment in NYC public schools.

“We call on the DOE to enforce standing 
regulations concerning bias prevention in New 
York City public schools,” said CAIR-NY Civil 
Rights Director Aliya Latif. “No child should 
feel unsafe to go to school because of his race, religion or national origin.”

LatifÂ’s statement followed the release of a 
report card issued by the Sikh Coalition, the 
Coalition for Asian Children and Families and the 
American Legal Defense and Education Fund that 
found that ChancellorÂ’s Regulations A-832 was not being met on the ground.

Key findings included that students lacked 
knowledge of how to report incidents of alleged 
bias and schools failed to enforce preventative 
measures and to follow-up after reporting.

SEE: Biased Based Harassment in New York City 
Public Schools: A Report Card on the 
Implementation of ChancellorÂ’s Regulations A-832

The report card was endorsed by a number of civil 
rights groups, including CAIR-NY.

CAIR, AmericaÂ’s largest Islamic civil liberties 
group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and 
in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the 
understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, 
protect civil liberties, empower American 
Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya 
Latif, 212-870-2002, 732-429-4268, 
alatif@cair.com; CAIR-NY Community Affairs 
Director Faiza N. Ali, 212-870-2002, 718-724-3041, fali@cair.com

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