Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be downsizing the number…

  • Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be downsizing the number of investigations it conducts into possible civil rights violations throughout the public school system, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
  • According to an internal memo issued by acting DOE office of civil rights director Candice E. Jackson, the Times wrote, investigators at the agency will no longer be required to “broaden their inquiries to identify systemic issues and whole classes of victims.” 
  • They have also been instructed it is no longer mandatory to alert D.C. officials of “all highly sensitive complaints” like allegations of racial discrimination or failure to properly investigate campus sexual assaults. Read more. (6/17/17, 2:07 PM)