Barack Obama did considerable damage to the country during his eight years in office.
Despite activist judges and Deep State actors, Donald Trump is doing his best to undo Obama’s most harmful actions.
And Trump is closer to reversing one Obama-era college policy that has Leftists furious.
In 2017, when Donald Trump was putting together a cabinet, Democrats in the Senate made the process as frustrating and prolonged as possible.
Despite the bluster, Trump’s appointees mainly got through with ease . . . except for one.
The sole Trump cabinet appointee that was opposed with the fury of 1,000 suns was Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
DeVos is a big proponent of school choice, which threatens the Democrats’ main power bloc, the teachers’ union.
Now the Left is mad at DeVos all over again because she’s about to reverse the fallout of Barack Obama’s “Dear Colleague” letter, which turned universities into kangaroo courts.
In a speech to the Independent Women’s Forum, DeVos said:
So, we are working to dismantle the government social engineering in education, including the previous administration’s staggering overreach on Title IX.
Justice demands humility, prudence, and truth. And the truth is: the so-called “guidance” by the prior administration [the “Dear Colleague” letters] failed too many students.
Too many cases involve students and faculty who faced investigation and punishment for only speaking their minds or teaching their classes.
Any perceived offense can become a full-blown Title IX investigation. But if everything is harassment, then nothing is.
Punishing speech protected by the First Amendment trivializes actual harassment. Harassment codes which trample freedom of speech derail the primary mission of a school—of learning… [sic] that is, to pursue truth.
As a result of this ridiculous policy, there was no due process of law in the matter of sexual assault or harassment claims.
Students have been expelled and had their reputations ruined over “drunk hook-ups,” and the set-up of these administrative kangaroo courts have sometimes barred both sides of a complaint from seeking legal representation or introducing evidence or calling witnesses.
The policy was a complete disaster on multiple levels, but it appears to be on the way out.
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