OCR Complaint: Milton School District

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On February 14, 2023, Parents Defending Education (PDE) filed a federal civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education against Milton School District in Milton, Massachusetts for discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance in violation of both Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

PDE makes this complaint as an interested third-party organization that opposes racial discrimination and political indoctrination in America’s schools. Milton School District is using taxpayer funding to offer
programming during school hours for students of specific races that are not open to all.

Attached to this complaint is supporting evidence in the form of email correspondence between a parent and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Human Resources at Milton School District (Exhibit A), which claims the program is only for “African American/Black and LatinX” students and information taken from “The Calculus Project” website, which highlights the math program Milton School District adopted for “students of color” in grade 8 through grade 12 and can be found at https://thecalculusproject.org (Exhibit B).

Accordingly, we ask that the Department promptly investigate the allegations in this complaint, act swiftly to remedy unlawful policies and practices, and order appropriate relief.