Department of Education civil rights investigators descend on a West Texas school

Recently, U.S. Department of Education officials visited a West Texas town to investigate its public schools. The investigators were from the Education Department's (DoED) Office for Civil Rights (OCR). "The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights." The DoED Secretary is Arne Duncan - former CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, a basketball buddy of then Illinois Senator Barack Obama in Chicago, and the federal official featured in a  Washington Post November 16, 2013 article: "U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it 'fascinating' that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from 'white suburban moms who - all of a sudden - their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn't quite as good as they thought they...(Read Full Article)