Department of Education

Opinion

I Was Raped at College. Here's How DeVos's New Rules Harm Survivors Like Me

On Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released her proposed changes to campus sexual misconduct rules, which will make it harder for students to receive an education and contend with trauma.
Sage Carson
11.16.18
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 Now that she's rescinded Obama's guidelines on campus sexual assault, I worry that more and more students will suffer like I did.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
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
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
student loans

Victims of Fake Colleges Plead for Debt Relief Before Trump Takes Office

Students with thousands of dollars in fraudulent student loans are asking the Obama Administration to discharge their debt before "a man who owned his own scam school [is] President."
Gabby Bess
12.5.16
student loans

'We Were All Lied To': The Students Forced to Pay Fraudulent Loans

The Department of Education has promised relief to Corinthian College students who were tricked into taking out loans for a fake institution of higher learning—but some of these fraud victims are now being faced with the threat of garnished wages.
Gabby Bess
10.28.16