The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Trump administrations Title IX changes hurt survivors

Opinion | Trump administration’s Title IX changes hurt survivors

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist May 12, 2020
The mere change in the definition of what constitutes sexual harassment will have wide-reaching, chilling consequences.
Betsy DeVos, secretary of education, speaks during the Wall Street Journal CFO Network conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, June 11.

Editorial: DeVos shouldn’t shy from responsibility for low reading proficiency nationwide

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 4, 2019
According to the assessment, two out of three children in the United States don’t meet reading proficiency standards as set by the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Betsy DeVos, secretary of education, speaks during the Wall Street Journal CFO Network conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, June 11.

Editorial: DeVos’ violation of court order shows her ineptitude

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 9, 2019
This case sheds light on an Education Department run ineffectively, forming another major crack in the Trump administration.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during a news conference in Coral Springs, Florida, after meeting with students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on March 7.

DeVos’ proposal hurts survivors of sexual assault

By Anne Marie Yurik, Senior Staff Columnist November 26, 2018
Even though Title IX is usually meant to protect the victims of sexual assault, DeVos' new plan, which tries to protect those accused over the victims, is a step backward.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos speaks during a news conference at the Marriott Heron Bay in Coral Springs, Florida, after meeting with students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday, March 7. (Amy Beth Bennett/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Editorial: DeVos’ poor school choices affect PA public school success

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 13, 2018

Betsy DeVos said it herself — “We should be funding and investing in students.” A student focus is certainly necessary, and the statement would have been fine on its own had she not followed it...

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