The Office of Civil Rights Needs Urgent Reform; That Starts with Trump’s Nominee

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

A great read by George Leef at the James G. Martin Center:

The next head of OCR should be someone who understands that those changes were both ill-advised and illegal and work to eliminate them. A number of Americans (this writer included) have advocated that the job be offered to Gail Heriot, a professor of law at the University of San Diego.

We don’t know at this time who President Trump will nominate, but unless the individual wants to continue the policies of Obama’s OCR, there is sure to be fierce opposition. For example, Liz King of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is quoted in this Chronicle of Higher Education piece as saying, “An individual is not qualified to serve in this role unless they have a demonstrated record of support for the nation’s civil rights laws and the students and communities protected under those laws.”