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posted Friday, November 23, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 47
Betsy DeVos issues new Title IX guidelines
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Betsy DeVos issues new Title IX guidelines

It will be harder to punish sexual harassment

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Trump administration's Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, issued new Title IX rules and guidelines on November 16 that will make it more difficult for schools to punish sexual harassment.

Title IX bars sex discrimination at schools that receive federal funding. Under previous administrations, the law was held to require schools to intervene against sexual harassers. The Obama administration also held that Title IX protected the rights of Transgender students.

That has all changed under the Trump administration.

According to the Department of Education, the newly issued guidelines seek to 'produce more reliable outcomes, thereby encouraging more students to turn to their schools for support in the wake of sexual harassment and reducing the risk of improperly punishing students.' [emphasis added]

Among the proposed changes in how Title IX is to be implemented:

o A narrower definition of harassment. The definition set by DeVos is 'unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it denies a person access to the school's education program or activity.'

o Further, schools must have 'actual knowledge' of an incident to respond to it.

o The incident must have also occurred within a school's own programs or activities.

o Students and teachers accused of sexual harassment will be entitled to enhanced due process procedures, including presumption of innocence, opportunity to present witnesses, and use of an attorney. This element includes a new proposal allowing the accused to cross-examine the accuser.

o The Education Department will only punish the accused if the incident was 'clearly unreasonable in light of the known circumstances.'

The new rules also waive the previous requirement for religious institutions to submit a written request for Title IX exemption. Now, religious schools can simply receive the exemption without having to justify it to Department of Education officials.

Human rights organizations have already issued criticisms of the proposed rules.

'This rule turns back the clock to a time when our schools swept rape, sexual assault, and harassment under the rug,' said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow.

'This is a blatant disregard for the justice of survivors of sexual violence by letting schools off the hook for Title IX obligations and denying survivors, including LGBTQ survivors, their civil right to equal access to education.'

The ACLU also condemned the report in a tweet, as did the National Women's Law Center.

The Trump administration previously indicated it does not consider Trans students to be protected under Title IX.

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