Betsy DeVos’ civil rights office closes more cases than predecessor

July 12, 2019 | The Washington Post

The Education Department’s civil rights office closed cases rapidly during the first two years of the Trump administration, as investigators opened far fewer systemic investigations, focusing instead on individual complaints.

Data released by the department Wednesday show that the agency closed more cases in each of the past two years than in any year during the Obama administration. But the share of resolved cases that required a school system to take action fell.

The Office for Civil Rights is responsible for investigating discrimination complaints in U.S. schools, including complaints based on race, sex and disability.

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