ERIC Number: ED422666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Office for Civil Rights. Annual Report to Congress, Fiscal Year 1992.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
In May 1993, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) set a new national agenda to provide meaningful access to education for all students. To elaborate on OCR actions prior to this initiative, the department's civil rights activities from October 1, 1991, to September 30, 1992, are presented here. The report is divided into five chapters. Chapter 1, which provides an overview of the OCR, focuses on enforcement strategies, organizational structure, compliance, management initiatives, and workload trends. The national enforcement strategy, outlined in chapter 2, includes analysis of ability grouping, discrimination in athletics, racial harassment, and other issues. Chapter 3 concentrates on elementary and secondary education issues and analyzes sex discrimination, race/national-origin discrimination, and disability discrimination; these same issues for postsecondary education are explored in chapter 4. The last chapter, looking at topics involving other institution types, discusses correctional institutions, employment practices, and the provision of services and benefits. The report finds that during the period under review there was a passive approach to civil rights enforcement with little or no policy guidance provided. It is claimed that, on the whole, underserved populations, such as racial-minority students and limited-English-proficient students, were neglected by the OCR. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.