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.
Kenneth Marcus, President Donald Trump’s nominee for assistant secretary of civil rights in the Education Department, is a controversial character.
Kenneth L. Marcus has fought for legislation that classifies anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism for the purposes of investigating racism at universities.
A new, Washington DC-based organization will advocate for the rights of Jewish students under federal civil rights law.
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.
The Columbia Spectator has reported that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating a complaint made against Columbia University on behalf a Jewish Barnard College student. The student was allegedly “steered” away from taking a course with a professor who is known for being critical of Israel and who has been accused of anti-Semitism. “Steering” is considered a form of illegal discrimination and a violation of civil rights.