California's Governor Backs Trump's Education Secretary, In Surprise Move

  • 10/18/2017
  • Source: Town Hall
  • by: Courtney O'Brien
California's Governor Backs Trump's Education Secretary, In Surprise Move
While liberal protesters have accused Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of “protecting rapists” with her reforms for Title IX, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) finds himself siding with her. DeVos announced her plans last month to upend President Obama’s strict guidelines for universities in terms of how to deal with sexual assault cases and protect the rights of the accused.

Brown agrees with her motives and vetoed a bill Monday that would have enforced Obama's rules.

Mr. Brown said it was “time to pause and survey the land” before moving forward with more regulations “when we haven’t yet ascertained the full impact of what we recently enacted” with California’s 2014 affirmative consent law.

“Since this law was enacted, however, thoughtful legal minds have increasingly questioned whether federal and state actions to prevent and redress sexual harassment and assault — well-intentioned as they are — have also unintentionally resulted in some colleges’ failure to uphold due process for accused students,” Mr. Brown said in his veto message. 

 Source: Town Hall

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