WASHINGTON — Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is changing the rules by revoking an Obama-era rule regarding sexual assault on campuses.
A letter from the Department of Education formally rescinded the rule for schools who receive federal funding.
DeVos says those accused of sexual assault on a campus don’t get a fair chance to defend themselves, adding the system is rigged.
The letter says that the Obama guidance, “led to the deprivation of rights for many students-both accused students denied fair process and victims denied an adequate resolution of their complaints.”
“One assault is one too many, one aggressive act of harassment is one too many, one person denied due process, is one too many,” DeVos said.
Originally, the Obama Administration threatened to pull funding from schools didn’t comply or properly investigate campus sexual assaults.