After 90 years of abuse in the public school system, DCCS members are facing another key milestone in their history.

The DCCS strives to secure education opportunities for its members, especially in cases where those opportunities wouldn't otherwise be available to them.

This is nothing new. For many years, DCCS members have been systematically excluded from positions in their communities simply because they were members. High school graduation rates among DCCS youth began diverging from the surrounding population in 1960, eventually dipping as much as 25% below the surrounding population in 1990 (85% vs 60%). These rates have only recovered recently, finally surpassing the surrounding population due in large part because of the environment created by the efforts of DCCS members to increase accessible options to children in the DCCS. Read more about the history here...

Recently, the Utah State Charter School Board (SCSB) has taken steps to DCCS members in public education simply due to their membership or perceived association with the DCCS. Read more about recent events with the SCSB here..

These actions tell DCCS students, Utah still considers you a 2nd class citizen!

The stories of discrimination are not just isolated incidents! They are systematic. They are statewide. They cross into many cities, and districts. They have come from all levels of Utah's education system; from educators and staff, to administrators and University President's. Please help by speaking up against the discrimination and abuse of children in the public school system!

Read our stories below:

Jr High, Student in Davis County School District

January 1, 2023

The following stories are from a DCCS member who attended Jr High in the Davis School District;

Medical Student at the University of Utah

December 15, 2022

The following is an experience of one of our members had while attending the University of Utah

Accounting Program, Student at Salt Lake Community College

December 1, 2022

The following is an experience several DCCS members had with an SLCC accounting professor

10th Grade, Student in Salt Lake City School District

November 7, 2022

The following is an experience of a DCCS member attending Jr High in the Salt Lake City School District

Elementary, Student at Box Elder School District

October 31, 2022

The following is a story from one of our members attending school in Box Elder County and SLCC

8th Grade, Female Student in Davis School District

October 24, 2022

The following is an experience from a DCCS member who attended Jr High School in the Davis County School District

Mother of Students, Emery County School District

October 17, 2022

The following is an account from the mother of several DCCS children who attended school in the Emery County School District

5th Grade, Student at Granite School District

October 10, 2022

The following is an experience from a DCCS member who attended school in the Granite School District

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