In the Schools: Harassment and Unity

September 19, 2001

Source: Department of Education

On September 19, 2001, the Department of Education issued the statement "School Officials Urged to Prevent Harassment of Muslim and Arab-American Students." U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige said, "We are all committed to making sure our children across America can attend school in a safe and secure environment free from harassment and threats...Today, I call upon school officials to work with students, parents, and community groups, to ensure that harassment and violence have no place in our schools."