Student Advocacy Center of Michigan records


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Student Advocacy Center of Michigan records

The materials in this online repository form part of a larger Student Advocacy Center of Michigan records collection held by the Bentley Historical Library. For more information about the materials, please consult the collection's online finding aid.

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The Students Advocacy Center of Michigan (SAC), established in 1975 in Ann Arbor, was the only organization in Michigan, providing non-legal advocacy to students and their parents who were eligible for general and special public education programs. SAC was involved in numerous controversies involving public school policies and practices. Ruth Zweifler, founding member and director, led SAC and built a statewide presence through activism for students and parents. The record group includes administrative files and other subject files of executive director Ruth Zweifler documenting the Center's advocacy programs, its management and funding sources; includes clippings relating to the Center's support in 1979 of Ann Arbor teachers having training in Black English.

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