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Educational Justice

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==Civil Rights==
===Recent Updates===
*9/22/2017: Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, issued new temporary rules that could give accused students greater protection against campus rape and sexual misconduct claims. The change had been long sought by advocates of accused students, mostly men, who had complained that campus judicial processes had become heavily biased in favor of women accusers. The rules will now permit colleges and universities to raise their evidence requirements to a “clear and convincing standard” of proof, if they choose. The Obama administration had demanded colleges use a lower “preponderance of evidence” standard. The rules will remain in effect while the Education Department seeks public comment on a permanent set of rules. []
*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. [] []

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