Betsy DeVos

Title IX

As Campus Sexual Assault Survivors, We Call on DeVos to Do Better

Two law students who survived campus sexual assault explain how Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education are poised to undermine Title IX.
Alyssa Leader
Sarah Nesbitt
9.11.18
Campus sexual assault

Betsy DeVos' Proposed Title IX Policies Harm Sexual Assault Survivors, Advocates Say

The Department of Education has outlined new guidelines that would protect the rights of the accused and leave the handling of sexual assault cases largely up to universities' discretion.
Marie Solis
8.30.18
Op-Ed

I Dropped Out of College Because I Couldn't Bear to See My Rapist on Campus

Betsy DeVos thinks campus rape investigations are tilted in favor of the accuser, but that was far from my experience. Now that she's rescinded Obama's guidelines on campus sexual assault, I worry that more and more students will suffer like I did.
Audrey Chu
9.26.17
campus rape

How DeVos' New Rules on Campus Sexual Assault Discriminate Against Survivors

Among other things, the new policy allows schools to let accused rapists cross-examine their alleged victims.
Gabby Bess
9.22.17
Opinión

Ending Title IX Guidance Isn't Just Evil—It's Profoundly Stupid

This week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced plans to roll back Title IX guidelines on campus rape, claiming the current procedures are unfair to the accused. This is simply not true.
Sejal Singh
9.10.17
sexual assault

58 Women's Organizations Demand Candice Jackson Retract False Statements on Rape

“As advocates for student survivors, we are gravely concerned that rape myths like the one you articulated to the Times will motivate your office’s policies."
Kimberly Lawson
7.20.17
Opinión

The Dept. of Education Is Taking Misogynists More Seriously Than Rape Survivors

I work with a rape survivor advocacy group that was barred from meeting with Betsy DeVos yesterday. Watching her Department of Education meet with "men's rights" groups and spout rape myths isn't just disheartening—it's dangerous.
Sejal Singh
7.14.17
politics

Betsy DeVos to Meet with Men's Rights Groups, Reports Say

The Secretary of Education, who is expected to soon make a decision on amending the Obama administration's guidance on college sexual assault, plans to meet with both rape survivors and groups that dismiss sexual assault allegations.
Linda Yang
7.11.17
Op-Ed

I Begged Betsy Devos to Protect Trans Students Like Me, but She Failed Us

She looked at me with tears in her eyes and told me that she wouldn't wish my experience with discrimination on any other child.
Grace Dolan-Sandrino
6.19.17
sexual assault

Has the Trump Administration Stopped Investigating Campus Rape?

A lawsuit brought by National Women's Law Center alleges the Department of Education has refused to release records relating to Title IX investigations, leaving sexual assault victims wondering "whether they can turn to the agency for help."
Gabby Bess
6.12.17
Donald Trump

Why Drag Queens Are Imitating Kellyanne and Melania—but Not Ivanka

"Ivanka's only memorable 'look' was being wrapped in that $5000 foil dress, which not even the tackiest drag queen would wear," one drag queen explained.
Mitchell Sunderland
4.12.17
saddest calendar on the internet

DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary, Now Free to Destroy Public Schools

The vote to confirm billionaire Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education was split 50-50 this afternoon, leaving the decision up to Vice President Mike Pence, who broke the tie.
Amanda Arnold
2.7.17