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Karyn
Rotker

Karyn Rotker is the Race, Poverty and Civil Liberties Attorney for the ACLU of Wisconsin. Her background is in migrant labor rights, immigration law, voting rights and environmental justice.

Separate Is Not Equal

Separate Is Not Equal

By Courtney Bowie, Racial Justice Program & Karyn Rotker, Race, Poverty, and Civil Liberties Attorney at 5:02pm
In a letter released this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) informed Wisconsin that its publicly-funded private school voucher program must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In its letter, DOJ reminded Wisconsin that the state's "obligation to eliminate discrimination against students with disabilities is not obviated by the fact that the schools participating in the program are private secular and religious schools."
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