Academic Questions

Secretary of Education

Due Process, DeVos, and the Courts

KC Johnson

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made restoring campus due process and the presumption of innocence in sexual harassment cases a top priority. DeVos has proposed regulations that use language closely tied to that of the federal courts. In the meantime, a wave of lawsuits against colleges and universities by accused students has revealed a desire on the part of the courts to correct a badly flawed system.