From the College Fix:
The chief of the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, whose 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter set off a panic among colleges to lower their standards for judging students accused of sexual harassment (and worse) or risk losing federal funding, claims that its letter and followup “guidance” did no such thing.
Lhamon finally responded to a letter demanding answers from Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, who chairs the Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee, on what authority OCR had to issue substantive new rules without the required notice-and-comment protocol. (His Republican colleague Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who chairs the committee that primarily oversees Education, has been on Ed’s case about this even longer.)
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