Direct Service Implications
Changes to public education and immigration status would have important ramifications for those living in poverty. This possible movement away from the Common Core would allow educators and youth-focused agencies to have more flexibility in their curricula and policies without having to emphasize the strict requirements. Providing documentation at the state or city level would have an especially momentous effect on immigrant communities and would potentially open up a range of services previously inaccessible for a large number of people in New York. The momentum the proposals at both the state and city level have generated is also indicative of a shift toward local and state governments playing a more active role in immigration reform.
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