Catherine Lhamon’s history with the Dept. of Education raises concerns

Justin Dillon and Stuart Taylor Jr.

It is now so common in Washington to oppose even a president’s reduced-degree nominees that no 1 takes this sort of opposition seriously anymore. It’s just much more partisan history noise. The problem with crying “wolf,” of program, is that when the wolf lastly will come, no one particular listens.  

Now, on the other hand, the wolf is at the door. Her identify isCatherine Lhamon, and she is currently being nominated to retake her outdated career – head of the Education and learning Department’s Office for Civil Legal rights (OCR).She played a key purpose through the Obama administration in ruining the educations and normally the life of a great number of pupils – just about all of them male – who had been identified responsible of sexual assault underneath flagrantly unfair, effectively guilt-presuming principles dictated by her office. Her commands also pressured universities to disregard or discount impressive evidence of innocence.

So this time all-around, Congress desires to heed the cry.

OCR regulates Title IX in universities

OCR is the suggestion of the Instruction Department’s spear when it will come to regulating how universities (and K-12 colleges) nationwide implement Title IX, the federal regulation guaranteeing equal treatment for the sexes in education and learning. During the Obama administration, OCR –  headed by Lhamon from 2013 to 2017  – took unprecedented methods to dictate to faculties specifically how they ought to manage allegations of sexual harassment and assault on their campuses. They were told how – and how not – to deal with these scenarios, and threatened with a withdrawal of their federal funding if OCR was not happy with the outcomes. 

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