DeVos says rules on sex assault aren’t working

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reacts as she speaks to the crowd at the ASU + GSV Summit at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)


WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the Obama-era guidance for stepped-up investigations of sexual assault on college campuses isn’t working.

DeVos spoke after a daylong series of meetings with victims of sexual assault, those who say they were falsely accused and representatives of colleges and universities.

She says all are interested in ensuring that the process is fair and all acknowledged that it isn’t. She says, “This is an issue we’re not getting right.”

The meeting was held against the backdrop of remarks made by the Education Department’s top civil rights official, who said the vast majority of sexual assault claims resulted from both parties having been drunk.

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