Title IX Addressed at Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation Hearing

January 18, 2017

by Kimberly Corban at Townhall

Betsy DeVos went before the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Tuesday evening on Capitol Hill as the president-elect’s nomination for the Secretary of the Department of Education. Democratic Senators had pushed the originally-scheduled hearing back by a week under heavy pressure from teachers’ unions. While it seems the majority of the conflict is currently centered around K-12 schools of choice, some advocacy groups asked the committee members to question DeVos about her views on Title IX, in particular the provisions it currently provides to victims of sexual assault...