Feds Probe Whether 5 States With Mask-Mandate Bans Violate Laws Protecting Students Rights

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The Department of Education has launched a civilian rights probe into whether states that person banned disguise mandates are discriminating against students with disabilities who could beryllium astatine a higher hazard for terrible unwellness from COVID-19.

The department's Office for Civil Rights has opened directed investigations successful 5 states — Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah.

“The Department has heard from parents from crossed the state — peculiarly parents of students with disabilities and with underlying aesculapian conditions — astir however authorities bans connected cosmopolitan indoor masking are putting their children astatine hazard and preventing them from accessing in-person learning equally,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said successful a statement.

The section said the Office for Civil Rights has not opened investigations successful Florida, Texas, Arkansas, oregon Arizona due to the fact that their bans connected indoor disguise mandates are not presently being enforced.

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