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OpEd: Stricter rules for sexual harassment mean some ignored

Under Obama, schools could be found in violation of their Title IX obligations for not responding to sexual harassment, interpreted as including all forms of sexual violence, if they knew or reasonably should have known about it.

[Under newly-proposed guidelines], DeVos would narrow incidents involving students that require school response to sexual assault or sexual harassment "so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive" it denies access to education. Schools would only be found in violation if they don't respond to formal reports or multiple complaints about the same person made to an official with authority to respond.

Catherine Lhamon, who helped develop Obama's Department of Education guidance, said she's concerned that DeVos's changes would allow schools to ignore some reports of sexual misconduct. "This administration now tips the favor to accused students," Lhamon said. "We could see a return to the bad old days. This draft offers schools permission to turn away."

Source: Seattle Times' Asia Fields on 2018 Trump Administration , Sep 29, 2018

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