OCR: Reducing Protection for the Accused

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