Feds Probe Oakland and San Francisco Schools Over Discrimination Complaints

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has confirmed it is investigating both the Oakland and San Francisco Unified School Districts over complaints of racial and ethnic discrimination. The department did not specify which ethnic/religious group was at the center of the probe, but said the complaints were made by students of a shared ancestry.

The investigation was launched amid complaints of rising antisemitism at Bay Area schools. As CalSchoolNews recently reported, dozens of Jewish families have pulled their children out of OUSD, citing anti-Jewish sentiment.

The Jewish Community Relations Council addressed the Department of Education investigations Thursday.

"While we do not yet have information about the subject of the complaints, we have been concerned since October 7 about the safety and belonging of Jewish students in both districts,” the council said in a statement.


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