EdNext Podcast: The Department of Education’s Equity Initiative

R. Shep Melnick joins the Education Next podcast this week to discuss his recent article “Civil Wrongs,” with Education Next editor Paul E. Peterson.

The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education has issued a series of “Dear Colleague” letters to education officials around the country. The latest letter is aimed at guaranteeing equal educational resources for students of different races

In the podcast, Melnick dissects the legal justification presented by the Office for Civil Rights for its instructions and considers the likely impact of the “Dear Colleague” letter.

The EdNext Podcast is available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and here every Wednesday.

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