Sep 8, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday declared that “the era or ‘rule by letter’ is over” as she announced plans to change the way colleges and university handle allegations of sexual violence on campus.

She said Obama administration rules established in 2011 to guide schools as they investigate and resolve complaints of assault have failed to protect students and done a “disservice to everyone involved.”

DeVos didn’t detail how the rules will change. Instead, she said she would seek feedback from the public and universities, and develop new rules.