Education Department Office of Civil Rights

The committee heard testimony on the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, an agency designed to enforce civil rights… read more

The committee heard testimony on the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, an agency designed to enforce civil rights legislation in U.S. schools. The committee specifically wanted to investigate minorities' status in educational “tracking,” the process through which fast learners are distinguished from slow learners, as well as minorities' status in special education programs and minority scholarships. In December 1990, the Department of Education announced a curtailment of scholarships based on minority status, but the policy was put on hold after public criticism of the policy. Mr. Williams defended the Office of Civil Rights' work as an investigator of public complaints of civil rights violations. He stated the high priority issues of the Office of Civil Rights for 1992 as being: special education for minorities, sexual harassment cases, desegregation, age discrimination by graduate schools, discrimination in student discipline, and minorities and women in math and science. close

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Education Department Office of Civil Rights

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Program ID:
18029-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 17, 1991
Last Aired:
May 19, 1991

Airing Details

  • May 17, 1991 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 1991 | 8:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 18, 1991 | 12:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 18, 1991 | 4:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 18, 1991 | 8:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 19, 1991 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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