Can Trump Undo Obama’s Title IX Tyranny?

November 22, 2016

By Alice B. Lloyd at The Weekly Standard

If the spirit of the Obama administration endures anywhere, it will be in the form of a policy directive from a small office in the Department of Education. The prime example of fiercely ideological federal overreach of the Obama years, the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter from the department’s Office of the Civil Rights reinterpreted (or distorted, depending whom you ask) Title IX of the Nixon-era Higher Education Act —and made a mess of campus sexual assault policies. When it comes to straightening it all out, there may be no Trumpian overhaul sufficient to undo existing campus practices—short of a federal intervention equal and opposite the Obama administration’s…

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