Notice and Comment

Betsy DeVos has withdrawn the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter as well as the 2014 Frequently Asked Questions document. In their place, she has issued “Interim Guidance.” DeVos has stated that she will replace this document with new regulations for schools, which will be established through what is known as a “notice and comment” process. Although notice and comment may sound boring and elitist, it will have significant implications for students’ civil rights and federal enforcement of Title IX. As the Department of Education has announced that notice and comment will begin in March 2018, the process could begin at any time.  


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In January, Secretary DeVos announced that the Trump Administration would be issuing new regulations that undermine student sexual assault survivors’ rights. But before she can issue new rules, the Education Department has to start “notice and comment,” a critical process…

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