Two Bay Area school districts are being investigated for civil rights violations
Two Bay Area school districts are being investigated for civil rights violations. The U.S. Department of Education confirms it’s looking into discrimination complaints involving shared ancestry at Oakland and San Francisco Unified School Districts.
The Jewish Community Relations Council reacted to the news, saying they’ve been concerned since October “about the safety and belonging of Jewish students in both districts.” The group claims at least 30 families in Oakland have transferred their children elsewhere.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported an increase in the number of families transferring children out of OUSD. The report indicated some of those transferring out were Jewish families who felt uncomfortable or unsafe due to a rise in “anti-Israel sentiments among teachers and staff.”