- Feb 2010
Or so that's the message sent by a high-ranking member of the DeVos Department of Education.
I'm glad Ms. Jackson apologized, but I don't see much follow up on the new Title IX regulations. Hard to believe that 90% of accusations are wrong, even manipulative and devious. Something like 80% are never reported.A Department of Education official apologized after saying that "90%" of sexual assault accusations on college campuses "fall into the category of 'we were both drunk,'" during an interview as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos prepares to meet Thursday with a range of advocacy groups to discuss the issue.Candice Jackson, who leads the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, told the New York Times that for most sexual assault investigations, there's "not even an accusation that these accused students overrode the will of a young woman."
"Rather, the accusations — 90% of them — fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under a Title IX investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right,'" she said.