Betsy DeVos to make stops in Kansas, Missouri for 'Rethink School' tour

DeVos Wants to Right the Pendulum on Campus Sexual Assault

Betsy DeVos to make stops in Kansas, Missouri for 'Rethink School' tour

DeVos was booed by some students when she delivered a spring commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black institution in Florida.

The general commitment toward reducing campus sexual assaults will continue. After the confirmation, advocates for victims of sexual assault launched efforts to convince her to maintain the Obama-era protections.

Arne Duncan, an education secretary under Obama, said his current successor "wants to take us back to the days when colleges swept sexual assault under the rug". "Every student accused of sexual misconduct must know that guilt is not predetermined". "These are non-negotiable principles". She shouldn't be attacked for that but rather made to live up to it.

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"Never again will these acts only be whispered about in closed-off counseling rooms or swept under the rug", she pledged.

She added that her office frequently ruled on behalf of students accused of sexual assault, and rebuked DeVos for opening the rules to what she called "essentially a popular vote".

The former NAACP president said he's opposed to the education polices of President Donald Trump's administration.

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The department declined to identify which Colorado schools - public or private - DeVos will visit, saying that announcement will come Tuesday. For the moment, the nature of those interim rules and other actions by the Department remains unclear.

Of the 360 open cases now under federal investigation by that office, five are at Kansas State University, two at the University of Kansas, and one each at Washburn University, William Jewell College and Missouri University of Science & Technology. "But they missed the target, and we need to go back and ask whether or not we've got the policies and procedures in place that we should".

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