I read an article today on USA Today,
DeVos to revamp Title IX guidance on sex assaults on college campus
In it the secretary of education says we have “weaponized” the OCR to work against students. Seriously? Sexual misconduct on college campuses is far too slowly coming to light as a serious problem and now we’re going to make it harder for victims of sexual abuse to get justice. The idea that the current system amounts to kangaroo courts is insulting. Not enough colleges were taking assault and harassment seriously and now we send them the signal that they can dial it back again. I’m sorry, but this makes me crazy. It is appalling that the dept of education would weaken protections for students who survive an assault. It goes against basic values of safety and respect that we teach our kids every day. Ug.