http://fortune.com/2017/0(...)e-ix-sexual-assault/quote:Betsy DeVos Just Rescinded Title IX Protection for Sexual Assault Survivors. Here’s Why That Means
Betsy DeVos just confirmed what many had suspected: The Trump White House is veering away from Obama-era Title IX protections for sexual assault victims on college campuses.
Speaking Thursday at George Mason University’s Law School in Arlington, Va., the U.S. Secretary of Education announced that "the era of rule by letter is over."
The letter she was referring to is the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL)—another name for the 2011 Title IX Guidance. Not to be confused with Title IX itself, the Obama-era directive focuses on how sexual harassment creates a hostile educational environment. For the purposes of a Department of Education (DOE) investigation, "one single instance of sexual violence is sufficient to qualify as creating a hostile educational environment," according to anti-sexual violence organization KnowYourIX.
Title IX, on the other hand, is a 1972 law that addresses gender equality on campus. It requires that "no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
In a speech that lasted nearly three-quarters of an hour, DeVos outlined the many issues that she sees with the 2011 directive. Her main points against it:
- Because the guidelines don't require that those accused of sexual assault be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, they lack due process, as required by U.S. law. "The accused must know that guilt is not predetermined," DeVos said.
- School administrators, who often play the roles of juries and judges when it comes to determining whether sexual assault took place, are ill-equipped to do so: "There's a competency gap here."
- Schools are spending more time on data collection for sexual cases than on creating policies to stop them. "The Office for Civil Rights [a sub-branch of the DOE that enforces Title IX regulations] has terrified schools," she said, suggesting that as a result, schools are "overreaching."
While DeVos enumerated the ways in which the DCL "comes up far too short for far too many students," she did not announce any new initiatives to take its place. Instead, she said the DOE will be launching a "transparent notice and comment process" in order to "seek public feedback and combine institutional and expert knowledge."
She did not address what will happen to victims of campus assault in the interim, as they have lost protections under the DCL, but a new policy has yet to be implemented.
The White House has not yet responded to a request for comment. Fortune will update this story with any response.
Nou nee, Trump heeft alleen gezegd dat hij er tegen die tijd op terugkomt.quote:
Je kont spreiden voor de oppositie zie jij als politiek geniaal.quote:
Trump: "Deal was nodig voor military. We moeten flexibel zijn gezien alles wat in de wereld aan de hand is."twitter:
Dat is dan wel buiten zijn eigen partij gerekend.quote:Op donderdag 7 september 2017 21:51 schreef Nintex het volgende:Trump: "Deal was nodig voor military. We moeten flexibel zijn gezien alles wat in de wereld aan de hand is."twitter:
Mogelijk verdwijnt de debt ceiling volledig.
Hij is flink aan het twitteren. Moet toch wat, terwijl Donnie Jr het vuur aan de schenen wordt gelegd door het Senate Judiciary Commitee.quote:
http://thehill.com/homene(...)-deal-with-democratsquote:Senate approves Trump's debt deal with Democrats
The Senate on Thursday approved a short-term bill to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling despite frustration among Republicans about the deal that President Trump struck with Democrats.
Senators voted 80-17 on the agreement, which includes an extension of government funding and an increase in the federal borrowing limit through Dec. 8. Those measures are paired with more than $15 billion in hurricane and disaster recovery aid.
Seventeen Republican senators voted against the deal, including Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), John McCain (Ariz.) and Rand Paul (Ky.). No Democrats voted against the measure.
GOP Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), whose state was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, supported the measure but stressed, “I would have much preferred a clean Harvey relief bill.”
The deal has stoked widespread opposition in the GOP, particularly among conservatives. Though Republicans support helping communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey, many are loath to raise the debt ceiling or fund the government without spending or entitlement reforms.
The package will now bounce back to the House to be passed for a second time before heading to Trump for his signature. House lawmakers easily cleared a stand-alone Harvey recovery bill, on Wednesday, but that margin is expected to shrink now that the Senate has attached the debt-ceiling increase and the government funding measure.
The Republican Study Committee, the largest GOP caucus in the House with more than 150 members, came out against the deal on Thursday, calling it irresponsible. The caucus’s opposition means the deal might pass the House mainly with Democratic votes — an unusual dynamic with a Republican in the White House.
Eens, maar ik zie nu dat betreffende poster sowieso niet serieus te nemen is.quote:Op donderdag 7 september 2017 21:39 schreef crystal_meth het volgende:
Lijkt me geen slechte zaak. Het is niet alsof sexueel misbruik nu toegelaten is. Dat je extra wetgeving nodig hebt om bvb sexueel misbruik in gevangenissen te bestrijden, dat zou ik nog begrijpen. Maar als je universiteitscampussen zo gevaarlijk zijn dat studenten meer wettelijke bescherming nodig hebben dan bvb vrouwen in achterstandswijken, dan kan je die campussen beter sluiten.
En belangrijker, het systeem werkte niet. Je kan universiteiten geen misdrijven laten onderzoeken en vonnissen uitspreken.
En nu DACA, Infrastructure en The Wallquote:Op donderdag 7 september 2017 21:59 schreef crystal_meth het volgende:
Nu pleeg je zelf een whataboutism.quote:Op donderdag 7 september 2017 20:18 schreef grrrrg het volgende:
Dit vind ik veel erger: https://www.nytimes.com/2(...)riage-in-the-us.html
Wat er ook gebeurt, hou papa erbuiten.quote:Washington (CNN)Donald Trump Jr. told Senate judiciary committee staffers Thursday that he did not recall the details of White House involvement in the public response to his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer and did not know much about the Air Force One meeting that allegedly led to the production of the statement, sources told CNN.
Trump Jr. was explicitly asked whether he either took any of the Russian participants in the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting to see his father -- now President Donald Trump -- or whether he told his father about the meeting after, sources said. He insisted he did neither.
Asked why his father promised the next day that dirt was coming on Hillary Clinton, Trump Jr. told Senate staffers that's just the way his father talks.
Dit zijn de tegenstemmer, zo te zien allen republikeinen idd... opvallend genoeg ook juist net een hoop republikeinen die ik mogelijk zou verwachten als voorstanders van DACA / Dreamer wetgeving (Flake, Graham, Lankford, McCain(, mss Grassley) bv.):quote:Op donderdag 7 september 2017 21:59 schreef crystal_meth het volgende:
De man is serieus de menselijke versie van zure melk.quote:
Hij was er zelf bij. Trump nam het besluit terwijl de discussie nog aan de gang was in de Oval Office. Ik neem aan dat Ryan en McConnell sprakeloos warenquote:
http://www.politico.com/s(...)llary-clinton-242398quote:Trump hits new low in public opinion — but he's still beating Hillary Clinton
The number of Americans who say they hold positive views of President Donald Trump has dropped to its lowest point since his inauguration, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday.
But the survey offered Trump at least one potential bit of solace: He’s still beating Hillary Clinton.
Just 36 percent of those reached by pollsters said they have either very or somewhat positive feelings about Trump, 2 points lower than in the poll’s June iteration. But at 36 percent, Trump still finished 6 points higher than Clinton, his 2016 Democratic opponent, about whom just 30 percent of respondents said they feel either very or somewhat positive.
The 2016 rivals were nearly deadlocked among those with negative feelings. Fifty-three percent of those polled said they hold either very or somewhat negative feelings toward Clinton, while 52 percent said the same of Trump.
While the president has struggled at times through the early months of his presidency, feuding with members of his own party, fueling racial tensions and failing thus far to push through a major legislative victory, Clinton has mostly stayed quiet, aside from an occasional speaking engagement.
In recent weeks, excerpts from her forthcoming book, titled “What Happened,” have trickled out, including bits in which she recalls being put off by Trump’s behavior during one of their debates and passages published by CNN that are critical of former FBI Director James Comey, former Vice President Joe Biden and her primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
The president’s approval rating in the poll was unchanged relative to June, remaining at 40 percent. The share of respondents who said they disapprove of Trump’s job performance also remained the same, at 55 percent.
Respondents expressed warm feelings for former President Barack Obama, about whom 51 percent said they feel positive, compared with 35 percent who said they hold negative feelings about him. Forty-four percent said they feel positive about Sanders, and 45 percent said the same of former President George W. Bush. Thirty percent of those polled said they hold negative feelings toward both Sanders and Bush.
Vooral Trump tegenstanders?quote:Op donderdag 7 september 2017 22:18 schreef ExtraWaskracht het volgende:
Dit zijn de tegenstemmer, zo te zien allen republikeinen idd... opvallend genoeg ook juist net een hoop republikeinen die ik mogelijk zou verwachten als voorstanders van DACA / Dreamer wetgeving (Flake, Graham, Lankford, McCain(, mss Grassley) bv.):
Het was letterlijk handjeklap tussen Trump en Schumer, 2 New Yorkers.quote: