ProPublica: Civil Wrongs

Number 28304
Subject Civil Rights
Source ProPublica/NYT
State
Year 2018
Publication Date April - December 2018
Summary Nowhere has the Trump administration's pullback on civil rights been more pronounced or damaging than in education. Under Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Education Department has deep-sixed thousands of civil rights complaints — especially those alleging systemic discrimination by school districts and colleges. In their series, "Civil Wrongs," reporters Annie Waldman of ProPublica and Erica L. Green of The New York Times exposed the department's indifference, and the toll on African-American, Latino, and Native American students from Virginia to Montana. Their work has already had significant impact, and is likely to be even more influential in 2019 as Democrats who now control the U.S. House of Representatives tackle DeVos’ civil rights record. Alongside their reporting, the team, which included news app developers Lena Groeger and David Eads, created two interactive databases: one allowing readers to look up civil rights investigations into their school districts and colleges and another illustrating racial disparities in educational opportunities and discipline.
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Keywords ProPublica, New York Times, Trump, civil rights, Secretary, Betsy DeVos, Education Department, students, House of Representatives, databases
Related Links https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/civil-rights-violations ; https://projects.propublica.org/miseducation/
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