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Nadra Kareem Nittle, a writer at America's Wire, takes a look at the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights, which has launched 30 compliance reviews, compared with the 22 initiated during the eight-year Bush administration. The goal is to prevent district administrators from providing more services and resources to predominantly white schools.

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking to improve the quality of education for minority and poor public school students by aggressively launching civil rights investigations aimed at preventing district administrators from providing more services and resources to predominantly white schools. 

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Faced with public schools more segregated today than in the 1970s, the department is using the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to improve the quality of education for students from minority and low-income backgrounds. The department has outpaced the Bush administration in initiating civil rights probes.

During 33 months under the Obama administration, the department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has launched 30 compliance reviews compared with the 22 begun during the eight-year Bush administration. Investigators determine whether school districts have violated Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Read Nadra Kareem Nittle's entire article at America's Wire.