EDUCATION’S DeVos Moves Colleges Forward on Sexual Assault Fairness

There is plenty of evidence that enforcement of Title IX, is badly flawed. Lawsuits by male students who say they were denied due process have surged, and courts are increasingly sympathetic. Critics link Title IX overreach to guidelines in a 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter. The “Dear Colleague” letter sent a clear message that the disciplinary process must favor the complainant as much as possible. DeVos is widely expected to reverse the 2011 directive and endorse more balanced policies. But it’s hard to tell how much impact this will have. And there is the bigger question: Why should colleges try rape cases? By Cathy Young

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