California Department of Education Lawsuit

 

 

SETTLEMENT

READ ABOUT HOW THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS FAILING CALIFORNIA'S STUDENTS:    

This article discusses what Professors Karyl Ketchum and Thomas Peterson discovered when they visited the CA Dept of Education Office of Equal Opportunity in the spring of 2014 and on behalf of OCEC.  Namely, that this state office - which is tasked with investigating complaint appeals related to bullying, discrimination and harassment - DOES NOT USE COMPUTERS (COLLECTS NO DATA); HAS NEVER RULED IN FAVOR OF A STUDENT IN A CASE OF BULLYING OR DISCRIMINATION AND, HAS NEVER CONDUCTED A SINGLE INVESTIGATION IN RESPONSE TO COMPLAINTS OF BULLYING.

 

READ THE August 2013 California State Auditor's Report:

(highlighted and with comments added - read with "Comments" enabled) documenting many (not all) of the failures of the Ca Dept of Ed Office of Equal Opportunity to investigate cases of bullying and to enforce safe school laws.

 

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OCEC School Compliance Task Force legal complaint against California Dept of Education for their failure to respond to Uniform Complaint Appeals and protect California's LGBT students. Filed in the Superior Court of California on October 6, 2014
 

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"OCEC's Specific Demands Made to CDE EO for Reform" Fall 2014