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E.D. May Seek Hike for Rights Office

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WASHINGTON--The Education Department may seek supplemental funding this year for its Office for Civil Rights, but officials insisted last week that the office could get by in fiscal 1989 with a small funding hike and no new personnel.

Others disputed that claim, arguing that OCR's workload is almost certain to increase in 1989 as well as the current fiscal year due to two new laws: the Civil Rights Restoration Act and the Hawkins-Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Act.

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