Betsy DeVos, the Education Secretary for President Donald Trump, rescinded the controversial Title IX “Dear Colleague” letter last week:
DeVos’ department deemed the withdrawn letter inadequate in terms of ensuring due process in campus assault cases, CNN reports. The Obama administration issued the guidance letter on how college administrators should act in order to abide by Title IX, a law prohibiting sex discrimination on colleges receiving federal funding. However, critics argued the guidance overreached, and the Department of Education has replaced the Obama-era guidance with an interim guide.
“The withdrawn documents ignored notice and comment requirements, created a system that lacked basic elements of due process and failed to ensure fundamental fairness,” the Education Department said in a statement.