Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ testimony during Congress’ first oversight hearing in nearly a year and a half of her tenure confirmed the crisis moment at which the nation now teeters with respect to civil rights in education. After repeated past failures even to commit that the federal Department of Education would enforce federal civil rights […]
Author Archives: Catherine E. Lhamon
Catherine E. Lhamon, a longtime civil rights attorney, was the Assistant Secretary of Education in charge of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education from 2013 to 2017. In December, 2016, President Obama appointed her chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.