Victims of Campus Sexual Assault and the Accused Stand to Lose From Devos' Proposed Changes to Title IX
The secretary of education's plans threaten to make it more difficult for victims of sexual discrimination to seek justice, and might in turn hinder her goal of strengthening due process.
As the Comment Period for Proposed Title IX Changes Ends, Nearly 100,000 Have Weighed in
Many commenters have raised concerns that the proposal will discourage survivors from coming forward, even in an era when people seem to be speaking out about sexual misconduct more than ever.
How Sexual Assault Victims' Advocates Are Training Doctors to Provide Better Care
Josie Torielli, who works for the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, spoke to Pacific Standard about the impact of the #MeToo movement, the importance of SAFETI, and the myth of false reporting.
Betsy DeVos Wants to Overhaul Title IX Procedures. What Will That Mean for Campus Assault Survivors?
Cross-examination could soon be a right for those accused of sexual misconduct—but it may not be the most effective way to reveal the truth.
New Policies Proposed by Betsy DeVos Would Limit the Definition of Sexual Harassment on College Campuses
The proposed policies could go into effect without requiring a vote from Congress.
The Department of Education Puts the Brakes on a Texas Schools Civil Rights Investigation
Betsy Devos is leading a movement to roll back the initiatives used by the Obama administration to reduce racial discrimination in school punishments.
A Federal Judge Contests the Termination of a College Accrediting Agency
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is not currently listed on the Department of Education's page of federally recognized accrediting agencies.
Lawmakers Keep Making Schools More Dangerous for Vulnerable Children
Instead of decriminalizing our schools, too many teachers and school police continue to escalate.
Civil Rights Groups Sue Department of Education Over Sexual Assault Guidelines
Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidelines that pushed colleges and universities to use the lowest legal standard of proof in judging cases of sexual assault or violence.
The Department of Education Is Pulling the Rug Out From Under Student Parents
The Trump administration has quietly removed CCAMPIS, a childcare subsidy for student parents attending college, from its 2018 budget. Over one million student parents' ability to afford childcare hangs in the balance.
Democratic Senators Call for Anti-Bullying Plan From Department of Education
The letter arrives as the White House is promoting First Lady Melania Trump's anti-bullying campaign for its "Week of Inclusion" event.
The Meaning of Betsy DeVos' Rollback on Disability Rights
Ten months in, the damage that DeVos is doing to America's most vulnerable is becoming clear.
Trump and DeVos Are Preparing a Historic Rollback on Discrimination Law
From weakening protections for survivors of sexual assault to axing protections for transgender students, the administration has made no secret of its animosity toward the Civil Rights Act.
Key Democratic Senator Calls to Oust Department of Education's Civil Rights Chief
The department will likely have a tough time avoiding serious scrutiny and resistance in rolling back the Obama administration's expansive civil rights agenda.
Government Watchdog Will Investigate Trump Administration on Civil Rights
The commission plans to review budgets, staffing, management practices, and recent resolution efforts at civil rights offices.
Dear Betsy DeVos: Calling Us 'Customers' Doesn't Solve the Student Debt Crisis
Far-right orthodoxy on education casts students as customers paying for a service. That rhetoric tricks students into chasing bad options.
Head of Federal Student Financial Aid Office Resigns
James Runcie submitted his resignation following an apparent disagreement with Betsy DeVos over his scheduled testimony on improper aid payments.