Education Department: Title IX Guidance “does not have force of law”

The U.S. Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee recently held a hearing regarding the legality of the oversight that the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has levied over educational institutions through the use of Title IX. The committee questioned the authority of the Education Department official who enforces civil rights on the basis of illegal overreach. The College Fix first broke the story, stating that the Education Department was “shredded” during the proceedings. “The OCR [has] proceeded to threaten the higher education community with the loss of federal funding if institutions didn’t adopt slanted procedures against students accused of sexual misconduct, notably...

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