How you can help stop DeVos’ proposed Title IX regulations
In Women’s Media Center by Montana Bass
In November, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a proposal for new rules regulating how schools respond to issues like sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, and intimate partner violence on their campuses.
Obama-era guidelines required that schools adhere to Title IX, legislation that guarantees access to education free from gender discrimination. DeVos’ new rules depart from these guidelines by establishing a narrower definition of sexual harassment and tightening reporting requirements among other changes, according to The New York Times.
While DeVos stated that her intention in revising the guidelines was to “balance the scales of justice,” experts claim she has done the opposite, and instead took harmful steps backward. The proposal is still in the midst of its notice and comment period, during which citizens can air their issues with the proposal.
Ahead of the comment period’s end on January 28, The FBomb recently spoke to Sage Carson, manager of Know Your IX, an organization that aims to empower students to end campus violence through Title IX advocacy, about the dangers of these proposed rules and the importance of writing a comment.
Click here for WMC FBOMB interview with Sage Carson
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