The federally funded program is accused of ignoring the persecution of non-Muslims and presenting a conference on Gaza with anti-Israel speakers.
An Education Department official also indicated that the department would classify Judaism as an ethnicity for the purposes of determining bias.
No Democrats voted for Kenneth Marcus, who will be a top assistant to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Pro-Israel groups back Kenneth Marcus’s nomination to run civil rights enforcement at the Department of Education, but women’s groups are horrified.
The Muslim Razi school in New York expelled an English teacher for saying that the biblical story of Adam and Eve is “a myth.”
“I voted against the nomination of Betsy DeVos… because she is the most incompetent cabinet-level nominee I have ever seen,” Al Franken wrote.
Federal authorities rejected a civil rights complaint that claimed an Orthodox student was told to avoid a class because the professor is critical of Israel.