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TESOL Statement on 2020 Census SCOTUS Decision

by TESOL International Association | 07/02/2019
TESOL International Association applauds the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to block the administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census and will continue to advocate for a fair and inclusive census until this issue is ultimately resolved.

As TESOL stated in its comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the addition of a citizenship question would undoubtedly lead to a chilling effect on census participation, resulting in undercounts in already underserved communities across the country, and would negatively impact the accuracy of federal education funding formulas.