Coalition Letter Urging Secretary of Education Betsy Devos to Appoint Individual with Civil Rights Experience to Head the Office for Civil Rights

This April 24, 2017 letter from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, signed by the ACLU, expresses concerns about the seriousness with which the Department of Education is approaching its responsibility to protect students from discrimination and ensure equal access to education. The letter urges Secretary of Education Betsy Devos to appoint an individual with civil rights experience to head the Office for Civil Rights within the Department of Education—an office tasked with enforcing core nondiscrimination laws in schools

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