Civil Rights Groups Seek Oversight of DeVos ESSA Implementation

Civil Rights Groups Seek Oversight of DeVos ESSA Implementation

December 13, 2018

Andrew Ujifusa writes for Education Week that a “leading coalition of civil rights groups wants federal lawmakers to focus on oversight of the U.S. Department of Education when the new Congress begins next year.” In a letter to Capitol Hill, the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights “asked Congress to look into Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ actions with respect to the department’s office for civil rights, enforcement of Every Student Succeeds Act requirements, and racial disparities in special education.”