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Education Secretary DeVos Signals Changes to Obama-Era Campus Assault Policy

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Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to be the next Secretary of Education, testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

On Thursday Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the department would begin the process of changing regulations dealing with campus sexual assaults. DeVos said the Obama-era policies have “failed too many students” and stressed focusing on the rights of victims and the accused. Critics argue DeVos’s plan is an attack on sexual assault survivors, while others applaud possible changes to a system they say denies due process and free speech. We discuss the announcement and its possible effects

Ana Tintocalis,
education reporter, KQED
Michele Landis Dauber, professor of law and sociologist, Stanford University
Kathleen Salvaty, UC systemwide Title IX Coordinator, University of California Office of the President
Janet Halley, law professor, Harvard law school


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