NAACP Files Lawsuit Against U.S Secretary Of Education Betty DeVos
The NAACP is fed up with U.S Secretary of Education Betty DeVos and has filed a federal lawsuit against her and the Department of Education’s Office Of Civil Rights for failing to enforce civil rights regulations, The Root reports.
“Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education have determined that civil rights no longer matter. They’ve decided to abandon DOE’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) responsibility to investigate racial, gender or disability discrimination complaints,” NAACP Spokesperson Malik Russell told The Root.
The NAACP is filing this lawsuit along with the Council of Parents, Attorneys and Advocates and the National Federation of the Blind.
According to the lawsuit, the Department of Education “summarily eliminated substantive rights of the very people it purports to serve by changing its Case Processing Manual to abdicate its basic duty to investigate legitimate complaints of discrimination by students and their parents.” These changes violate the federal Administrative Procedure Act.
DeVos has no experience in education, so its no surprise that wrongdoings are happening on her watch.
“It’s important for people to realize how the racism and rhetoric emanating from the White House is seeping its way into law and policy, and this arbitrary change is just one more example of where Trump is taking the nation,” Russell added.
Read the full lawsuit here.