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Sat Feb 10, 2018, 03:12 PM

Betsy DeVos Says She's Hurt By People Who Think She Isn't Actually Protecting Students

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Sorry your feelings are hurt, Betsy. We have a few ideas for how you can feel better:
✏️ Protect Title IX & victims of campus sexual assault
✏️ Defend the civil rights of all students
✏️ Advocate for fairer student loan policies





Betsy DeVos Says She's Hurt By People Who Think She Isn't Actually Protecting Students

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ByChris Tognotti
2 days ago
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In a meeting on Thursday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reportedly defended her record to a small number of reporters from different media outlets. Specifically, DeVos called it "hurtful" that critics claim she's failed to defend the civil rights of American students, and insisted that there's nothing in her record to warrant those accusations.

According to a report from Politico Wednesday, DeVos said that it's "hurtful to me when I’m criticized for not upholding the rights of students, the civil rights of students,” and claimed that “nothing could be further from the truth." Both congressional Democrats and civil rights observers have criticized her for changes to how the Department of Education handles civil rights enforcement; back in June of last year, the department announced it was scaling back investigations into civil rights violations at universities, as the New York Times reported.

From the very moment she was announced as Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, DeVos ― a longtime advocate of charter schools ― has been a hugely controversial figure.
Throughout her first year in the job, she's rescinded a number of Obama-era policies and education guidelines, including changing the standards and protocols for handling sexual assault allegations on college campuses, a move which drew a huge amount of attention and scrutiny.
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DeVos reportedly also addressed the department's changes to the government's collegiate sexual assault guidelines last year. She told the reporters that she hoped the new interim guidelines ― which changed the burden of proof for schools weighing sexual assault allegations from a "preponderance of the evidence" to a standard of "clear and convincing evidence" ― wouldn't have "a chilling effect on any student who has been a victim of a sexual assault or a sexual crime."..................

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 03:17 PM

1. Aawwwwww - ain't that a shame.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 03:23 PM

2. I suggest DeVos go back to school to learn the definition of civil rights...and truth.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 03:37 PM

3. There haven't been any grizzly bear attacks

She must be doing something right

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 04:12 PM

4. In all defernce

To dogs. I really wish she'd find the last two Dalmation puppies make her new coat and get the hell out.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 04:14 PM

5. My advice to Betsy would be to take a few aspirin and tough it out.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 12:27 AM

6. She's 'hurt, protecting students, upholding civil rights'? BS

How about the regressive, anti-democratic and clearly narrow minded, bigoted policies she and many others advocate that hurt the once great US public education system, many students, families, communities and the country's principles and future?

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Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:37 AM

7. Go take a hot bath in $1000 bills.

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