Sep 7, 2017
DeVos to rewrite Obama-era sexual assault regulations
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the Trump administration will "rewrite an Obama-era schools directive" regarding sexual assault, while speaking at George Mason University on Thursday, according to Politico.
- Obama's Title IX guidance required school districts and universities to combat sexual harassment under federal law, which was praised by women's groups.
- DeVos said the Obama administration "weaponized the Office for Civil Rights to work against schools and against students."
- Why it matters: DeVos said Obama's system "was broken for all students" including victims and those wrongly accused of assault, per the Washington Post, and that "a conversation that excludes some includes none."
- DeVos said the Trump administration would "give all sides a chance to deliver their opinion on how it should move forward," per Politico.