Education Department Investigates Anti-Semitism and Anti-Muslim Harassment 

Secretary Cardona announces K-12 schools and colleges have reported incidents. 

The Education Department announced a list of colleges and grade schools that are being investigated after complaints were filed for anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic harassment. 

Leaders of prominent Jewish organizations have urged officials of President Biden’s administration to take a proactive approach in addressing such incidents prevalent since the Hamas attacks on Israel last month. 

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona stated, “When students are targeted because they are — or are perceived to be — Jewish, Muslim, Arab, Sikh or any other ethnicity or shared ancestry, schools must act to ensure safe and inclusive educational environments where everyone is free to learn. These investigations underscore how seriously the Biden-Harris Administration, including the U.S. Department of Education, takes our responsibility to protect students from hatred and discrimination.” 

The Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights cautioned that just because a school is under investigation “does not reflect a conclusion that the law has been violated.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Cardona to seek God’s direction as he oversees investigations into harassment based on ethnicity.
  • For Assistant Secretary Catherine Lhamon as she heads the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights.
  • For the safety of students from harassment in both K-12 schools and universities.

Sources: Politico, ABC News


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