9Raleigh News Observer) For the third time in less than two years, the Wake County school system is under a federal civil rights investigation. The announcement Thursday from two advocacy groups that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will investigate charges of discrimination against Latino students was praised by those who said the scrutiny is needed.
“Thankfully, Wake County is finally getting much needed attention from the Office for Civil Rights,” said Jason Langberg, an attorney for Advocates for Children’s Services, one of the groups that filed the new complaint.
The various probes are looking at how students are assigned, how they’re suspended, what athletic opportunities they’re provided and whether they’re getting important notices in Spanish.
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