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Anya Kamenetz, NPR

Betsy DeVos Signals Pullback On Campus Sex Misconduct Enforcement

On May 23, 2017, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis. (Peter Balonon-Rosen/IPB News)

On May 23, 2017, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis. (Peter Balonon-Rosen/IPB News)

The Department of Education will change its approach to campus sexual misconduct and begin a public notice and comment process to issue new regulations, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Thursday.

In a speech at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, DeVos decried “a system run amok,” “kangaroo courts” and repeatedly emphasized the plight of the accused.

“One rape is one too many … one person denied due process is one too many,” she said.

Outside, protesters yelled, “Stop protecting rapists!”

A bit of background.

Title IX, a federal law passed in 1972, prohibits sex discrimination in education. It has been best known for driving the expansion of girls’ and women’s sports.

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