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Republican higher ed platform promises to rein in Title IX abuse

An analysis of the Republican higher education platform by The Pope Center for Higher Education Policy notes it promises to rein in Title IX abuses common at colleges today.

“We emphatically support the original, authentic meaning of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,” the platform states.

That provision, it continues, was intended to ensure that girls and women would have the same educational opportunities as males, but has been perverted to “impose a social and cultural revolution upon the American people by wrongly defining sex discrimination to include sexual orientation and other categories.”

The platform proceeds to attack the way Title IX has been used to “micromanage the way colleges and universities deal with allegations of abuse.” That’s a problem the Pope Center has often written about whereby federal officials strongarm schools into using one-sided procedures meant to maximize the chance of finding students accused of sexual assault (almost always men) guilty. (Here’s my most recent piece.)

Read the full piece: “How Would Trump Change Higher Education Policy?”

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