The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education that is primarily focused on protecting civil rights in Federally assisted education programs and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, age, or membership in patriotic youth organizations.
... The United States Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights is the head of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the United States Department of Education ... The Assistant Secretary is also the primary civil rights advisor to the United States Secretary of Education ... Currently, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights is Seth Galanter (December, 2012-present) ...
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