OCR: Reducing Protection for the Accused

By May 22, 2012

Dissent about the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR’s) "Dear Colleague" letter continues around the country. Most recently, North Carolina-based John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy reporter Duke Cheston weighed in with a piece called "Tilting the Scales on Sexual Violence." Cheston hits the nail on the head: 

[OCR's] new rules were touted as a way of promoting "enhanced equity." But, in reality, the new rules rather inequitably reduce the protections of those who are accused …

Cheston also examines how the Dear Colleague letter is adversely affecting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Check out the article at the Pope Center’s website!

Cases: U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights April 4, 2011, Guidance Letter Reduces Due Process Protections