Education – Senate approves Kenneth Marcus to Head Civil Rights Office

On June 7, the Senate approved Kenneth Marcus to become the head of the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on a party-line vote of 50-46. Marcus served as the acting head of the OCR from 2003-04 and as the staff director of the bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 2004-08 and is the founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law. Marcus is expected to have an important role in the Department of Education consideration of repealing or significantly revising the Obama administration’s 2014 Discipline Guidance package.

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