NEW: DeVos weighing whether to delay, scrap Obama rule on ensuring minority students aren't put in special education more than necessary
— Caitlin Emma (@caitlinzemma) October 25, 2017
Betsy DeVos Wreaks Havoc on Protections for Vulnerable Students
In her first 9 months, DeVos has rolled back protections for transgender students, sexual assault survivors, and children with disabilities. https://t.co/vE2wkV2WGQ
Betsy DeVos’ Dept of Education to-do list: ☑️Make campuses more perpetrator-friendly ☑️Eliminate guidance on rights of students w/ disabilities ☑️Make it easier for predatory, for-profit colleges to defraud students ☑️Spend $6.5m on security team to protect DeVos https://t.co/oRwwuHtC92
Last month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education was formally withdrawing some Obama-era Title IX guidelines, including the 2011 Dear Colleague letter that charged colleges and universities with taking “immediate and effective steps to end sexual harassment and sexual violence.”
The Education Department responded Monday, saying the rollback will not affect what services special education students will receive. Read the Post’s updated story. The Education Department has rescinded 72 policy documents that outline the rights of students with disabilities as part of the Trump administration’s effort to eliminate regulations it deems superfluous.
The Department of Education announced on Thursday that it will weaken a set requirements for how colleges and universities are expected to handle cases of sexual assault on college campuses.
Betsy DeVos is right. When it comes to sexual assault on college campuses, “we must do better,” she said in a speech today at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.
I’m nervous about Betsy DeVos announcement. Title IX is so important not just for college students but for K-12 as well.
— Venkayla Haynes (@VenkaylaHaynes) September 5, 2017
Title IX guidance surrounding sexual assault needs improvement. But Betsy DeVos isn’t trying to improve it – she’s dismantling it.
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) September 7, 2017
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s possible Betsy DeVos might not fully grasp the history and context of Title IX
— Andi Zeisler (@andizeisler) September 7, 2017
Betsy DeVos just made one of the worst epidemics impacting college students that much worse, wiping away college accountability.
What Betsy DeVos just did is repulsive. New York has the strongest protections in the nation and we stand by them. https://t.co/ncFotPMEcm