Civil Rights Orgs: Stop Abusing Dept. of Ed. to Attack Free Speech

Civil Rights Orgs: Stop Abusing Dept. of Ed. to Attack Free Speech

Attacks on student free speech must end says a coalition of national civil rights organizations

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Department of Education Redefines Antisemitism With No Public Notice

Department of Education Redefines Antisemitism With No Public Notice

Without public notice, Trump’s Department of Education adopts controversial redefinition of antisemitism, a major policy decision with corrosive effects on campus free speech.

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Kenneth Marcus, Anti-Palestinian Crusader, Confirmed to Head Civil Rights Office under DeVos at U.S. Dept. of Education

Kenneth Marcus, Anti-Palestinian Crusader, Confirmed to Head Civil Rights Office under DeVos at U.S. Dept. of Education

Today, right-wing anti-Palestinian crusader Kenneth Marcus was confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education on a narrow, party-line vote.

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Senate HELP Committee Approves Nomination of Anti-Palestinian Crusader Kenneth Marcus

Senate HELP Committee Approves Nomination of Anti-Palestinian Crusader Kenneth Marcus

On Thursday, the US Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions committee approved the nomination of Kenneth L. Marcus to head the Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Education.

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Trump Nominates Anti-Palestinian Crusader to Civil Rights Post at Dept. of Ed

Trump Nominates Anti-Palestinian Crusader to Civil Rights Post at Dept. of Ed

Marcus’s record of attacking students places him squarely in the company of white supremacist, anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian ideologues.

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Will Education Nominee DeVos Respect Student Criticism of Israel?

Will Education Nominee DeVos Respect Student Criticism of Israel?

In advance of today’s U.S. Senate confirmation hearing for Trump’s controversial Education Secretary pick, Palestine Legal and allies sent a letter to Senators urging them to question nominee Betsy DeVos on her views regarding enforcement of federal anti-discrimination laws while respecting students’ First Amendment right to criticize Israeli government policies.

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