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The U.S. Department of Education is Cutting Back Its Civil Rights Investigations

The Department of Education is scaling back its civil rights investigations, removing Obama-era guidelines that looked for systemic issues of discrimination. This is bad news for America's students, but the Commission on Civil Rights is on the case.

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Betsy DeVos Confirms That She Will Literally Never Stand up Against Discrimination

"I am shocked that you cannot come up with one example of discrimination that you would stand up for students," said Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA), when Betsy DeVos could not imagine a single situation where she would deny federal dollars to a discriminating school.

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Hazy On Why She’s Screwing Over Students With Loan Debt

Betsy DeVos essentially states the obvious: the shield has cracks. Then she commits the “solution”: We’ll just take the shield away instead of filling in the cracks.

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High School Found Guilty of Discriminating Against Transgender Student

In restricting a transgender student's access to the girl's locker room, a high school outside Chicago has been found guilty of discrimination.

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NYC Department of Education Wants to Ban 50 Words From Standardized Tests, Like “Dinosaur”

In an apparent quest not to potentially hurt the feelings of students, the New York City Department of Education is trying to get around 50 words and phrases banned from use in tests issued by the city. Extremely offensive words and phrases, like "dinosaur," "celebrities," and "computers in the home."

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UK Internet Providers Will Soon Require Users to Actively Choose Pornography Access

Four major UK Internet Service Providers are to start blocking pornography as a part of David Cameron's attempts to crack down on pervasive and easily accessible adult content. When the plans take effect, new users of BT, Sky, TalkTalk, and Virgin will be presented with the option of parental controls which they will have to actively accept or decline. Prior to all this, the UK government approached Reg Baily, chief executive of the Christian charity group the Mothers' Union, about conducting a review concerning the "commercialisation and sexualisation of children," along side the Department of Education. The ISP pornography blocking iniative is thought to be only one of many upcoming policies that aim to make sexualized content increasingly difficult for children to be exposed to.

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