The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into possible violations of...

U.S. Opens Probe Into Possible Civil Rights Violations Of Florida’s Ban On Mask Mandates – HuffPost

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into possible violations of disabled students’ civil rights by Florida’s ban on school mask mandates, it informed the state on Friday. The action follows lawsuits against several states that had barred mask mandates. The suits, filed by parents of students with disabilities, argue that allowing maskless teachers and students at schools essentially denies a public education to their children because it’s too risky for the particularly vulnerable population to attend. The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights is “opening a directed investigation” into whether the statewide ban on mask requirements in schools “may …

 

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