Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Discusses Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Education secretary Betsy DeVos hosted discussions about sexual assault on college campuses.

It was part of the effort to reassess Obama-era interpretations of Title IX protections against sex discrimination in education.

The 2011 guidelines lowered the standard of proof for sexual assault and all but denied cross examination of witnesses.

Supporters say those guidelines are necessary to protect and empower sexual assault victims.

Activists protested the event out of concern that the Trump administration will limit those protections.

Education secretary Betsy DeVos put it simply: For universities investigating college sexual assault, something has to change. 

Back in February, the Department of Education also rolled back bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools.

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