(Mensaje se repite en Español)
(For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post)
On October 11, 2011, Mr. Art Zeidman, Regional Director of the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, in San Francisco send Superintendent Dr. Deasy a sixteen page letter (Case No. 09-10-5001) that outlined civil rights protections that LAUSD had agreed to remedy. The full text of that letter may be read and/ or downloaded at www.ed.gov/. (In the top right corner Search box enter either "Los Angeles Unified School District" or "Case No. 09-10-5001" and the website's internal search will take you there.)
Those federal civil rights include protections against race, color, age, disability, and national origin discrimination.
What laws and federal protections were looked at in their one and a half year audit of LAUSD?
Discrimination based on race, color, and national origin as prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI.
Sex discrimination including sexual harassment as prohibited by the Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX.
Disability discrimination as prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its recent amendments.
Age discrimination as prohibited by the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.