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Opinion | Trump administration’s 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.

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

Betsy DeVos, secretary of education, speaks during the Wall Street Journal CFO Network conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, June 11.

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.

Editorial: DeVos’ violation of court order shows her ineptitude

Betsy DeVos, secretary of education, speaks during the Wall Street Journal CFO Network conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, June 11.

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.

DeVos’ proposal hurts survivors of sexual assault

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.

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.

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

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)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 14, 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 up with the ear-twinging modifier, “not in schools, school buildings, not in institutions, not in syste...

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