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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is reportedly threatening to pull $18 million in diversity funding from Connecticut schools that refuse to withdraw from the state’s athletic conference that allows transgender students athletes to compete.
The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education is threatening to withhold the diversity money from three districts in the state that is intended to help schools desegregate. The schools are members of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), the organization that runs school sports in the state.
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The CIAC is currently being sued by three cisgender students with help from the SPLC designated hate group Alliance Defending Freedom because transgender girls are allowed to compete with their gender in that state. The Department of Education, under Trump, has been supportive of the