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==Civil Rights==
===Recent Updates===
*9/7/2017: Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, announced that the Department of Education will begin the process of rescinding the 2011 guidance to strengthen campus response to sexual assault by invoking Title IX regulations. In 2011 the Obama Administrations the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a “Dear Colleague” letter making the case that the sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. While calling sexual misconduct "reprehensible, disgusting, and unacceptable," adding that rape is a "sign of cowardliness," she also asserted that [the Obama Administrations] system created "kangaroo courts" and “weaponized” the Office for Civil Rights. [http://abcnews.go.com/US/campus-rape-policy-review-trump-administration/story?id=49687058] [https://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/secretary-devos-prepared-remarks-title-ix-enforcement]
 
*The House of Representatives and Senate have voted to repeal parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA was enacted by President Obama with wide bi-partisan support. The Act expanded collaboration on testing and civil rights between the federal and state governments. After President Trump approves the repeal, [[Trump_Administration#Secretary_of_Education_Betsy_DeVos|Education Secretary Betsy DeVos]] will have broad new power over our public education system.[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/us/every-student-succeeds-act-essa-congress.html?_r=0]
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