Secretary DeVos’ latest move puts her indifference to civil rights on full display

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Post By: Rantt

"ProPublica acquired an internal memo issued by Ms. Candice Jackson, the acting head of the Education Department’s civil rights office. In the memo, Jackson noted how the department would be scaling back efforts to combat civil rights trangressions in our schools including, but not limited to the following:

• Identifying systemic issues
• Identifying classes of victims
• Regional offices will no longer be required to contact to alert D.C. officials on issues like disproportionate action against minority students
• Rectifying mishandled cases of sexual assault on college campuses

What we all hoped to be willful ignorance on the part of Secretary DeVos is now bolstering the commitment to inaction she displayed in her confirmation hearing and the budget hearing."