The New York Times reports:
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday issued final rules for how public and private schools and colleges must address allegations of sexual misconduct, locking in protections for accused students and faculty but tempering earlier proposals that critics said would harm victims of assault and harassment.
The rules preserve Ms. DeVos’s broad goals in overhauling Title IX, the 48-year-old federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in programs that receive federal funding, by infusing legal standards in disciplinary proceedings that have been left largely to schools to navigate.
The new regulations narrow the definition of sexual harassment and require colleges to hold live hearings during which alleged victims and accused perpetrators can be cross-examined to challenge their credibility.
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Breaking News: The Trump administration’s final rules for campus sexual misconduct claims bolster protections for the accused. Victims’ groups plan to sue. https://t.co/VuYi4ymRS5
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 6, 2020
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos finalizes new rules for investigating campus sexual assault cases that give more rights to those accused https://t.co/YxXpr5Qljk
— CNN (@CNN) May 6, 2020
Today @usedgov took historic action to ensure all students are safe to learn and achieve. Our new #TitleIX rule provides new and meaningful protections for survivors of sexual harassment/assault & balances the scales of justice on campuses across America: https://t.co/gG5VCn1U4E
— Secretary Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVosED) May 6, 2020
Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by Betsy Devos. pic.twitter.com/CaGHrbzX7e
— Know Your IX (@knowyourIX) May 6, 2020
No one should be pushed out of school for experiencing violence — but that is exactly what the Trump administration’s weakened Title IX rule will do to students.
— National Women’s Law Center (@nwlc) May 6, 2020