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Civil Rights
==Civil Rights==
===Recent Updates===*The House of Representatives and Senate have voted to repeal rules and regulations of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) enacted by President Obama, with wide bi-partisan support, to create more collaboration between the federal and state governments with regard to testing and civil rights; after the President signs the legislation [[Trump_Administration#Secretary_of_Education_Betsy_DeVos|Education Secretary Betsy DeVos]] will have broad new power over our public education system.[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/us/every-student-succeeds-act-essa-congress.html?_r=0]
Candice Jackson was named as the deputy assistant secretary to the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights. Until someone is formally chosen and confirmed by the Senate to lead the OCR, Jackson is effectively in charge. Notably, Jackson wrote an op-ed against affirmative action for the student newspaper while at Stanford. [http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-essential-education-updates-southern-report-key-devos-hire-1492199901-htmlstory.html]
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