Eve Levin  //  10/1/17  //  Topic Update

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinded two sets of guidelines on campus sexual assault and removed an Obama administration requirement that a low standard of proof (“preponderance of the evidence”) be applied in determining whether a student was responsible for sexual assault (NYTThe Hill).

  • Such a change will make it more difficult for survivors of sexual assault, and particularly LGBTQ survivors, to receive justice, Nick Morrow argues at Human Rights Campaign.
  • The preponderance of the evidence standard and affirmative consent requirement must be defended, argues Sherry F. Colb at Verdict.
  • By rescinding the “Dear Colleague” letter, the DOE is signaling that campus assault is not a serious problem, writes Sherry F. Colb.

Updates | The Week of October 23, 2017

10/31/17  //  Daily Update

The Administration is dismantling key Title IX enforcement regulations.

Updates | The Week of September 25, 2017

10/1/17  //  Daily Update

The Department of Education rescinded two Obama-era guidelines regarding campus sexual assault.

Updates | The Week of August 14, 2017

8/20/17  //  Daily Update

Education Secretary DeVos is moving ahead with school choice programs.