Last week, I wrote about the history of Title IX and what the law was designed to accomplish. However, since the law was passed in 1972, its purpose has evolved from regulating schools’ admissions offices and athletic fields to monitoring their bedrooms and bathrooms. This piece of legislations expansion is the result of actions undertaken by the Judicial Branch and Executive Branch. But, for the purposes of this article, we will examine how Title IX addresses the issue of sexual assault. What is the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)? OCR is an office within the Department of Education. It’s mission is to...Read More
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It’s one of the government’s most famous (or infamous) policies, but is arguably the least understood. At only around 40 words, it dictates campus activity for millions of students. College students protest for stricter implementation, non-profit foundations argue for portions of its stipulations to be flat-out repealed. It has even been widely written about on this very website. What law is this? I’m referring, of course, to Title IX. What is Title IX? Prior to explaining what Title IX was meant to do, it is imperative to know what Title IX actually is. Put simply, Title IX is a policy passed and enforced by the federal government which forbids...Read More
Students Advocating for Students In addition to writing for The College Conservative, I am also the President of a non-profit organization called Students Advocating for Students (SAS). SAS is designed to educate students about their civil liberties and empower them to defend those civil liberties when they are threatened on college campuses. Some of SAS’s earlier work reached the mainstream media last fall, when we sought to reform Tufts University’s student conduct policies to ensure that Tufts’ codes provide First Amendment protections. In addition to protecting students’ free speech rights, SAS also seeks to make sure that students are...Read More
Over the next several weeks, various Senate committees will continue voting on President Trump’s nominees for positions within the Executive Branch. Chief among Trump’s appointments, Betsy DeVos began her Senate confirmation process on Tuesday, January 17, as Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Education. DeVos was questioned by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions for over three hours. If confirmed by the Senate, DeVos will have a heavy hand to play in politically controversial issues, such as how to enhance our nation’s public schooling, how to utilize voucher programs, and what to do with federal academic standards and programs...Read More
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