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Education Dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in schools

 

November 24, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

Under the Obama administration, when a student complained of discrimination in a particular class or school, the education agency would examine the case but also look at whether the incident was part of a broader, systemic problem that needed to be fixed.

Proposed revisions to the department's civil rights procedures, distributed last week among civil rights...



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