Saturday, September 9, 2017

Betsy DeVos starts undoing the damage Obama did to campus sexual politics

Via Billy

The approach outlined in the secretary's speech should give students, parents, and universities hope that this administration will fix the mistakes of the last one and bring justice to the nation's campuses. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In their efforts to protect victims of sexual assault on college campuses, "progressive" bureaucrats in former President Barack Obama's Department of Education coerced universities into adopting draconian guidelines about sexual assault. These have proved a nightmare for students and administrators, and on Thursday Education Secretary Betsy DeVos began the necessary work of clearing up the mess.

The Obama administration policy and process were both misguided. It would hand down threats in the form of "Dear Colleague" letters to schools, in which educational establishments were given the choice of either adopting the latest fad from the leading edge of sexual politics or losing federal money. In layman's terms, Obama's education henchmen practiced policy extortion with menaces.