教育改正法のタイトルIX, 6月にリチャードニクソン大統領が法に署名 23, 1972, 連邦政府の資金提供を受けている教育機関での性差別を禁止します.
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance,” the law states.
“It’s been an important law, and one that we have to continue to protect,” DeVos told Fox News Digital on Wednesday.
しかしながら, some parents are fretting over the Biden administration’s reported new draft rules, which in part include a redefining of the word “セックス” to mean “性別” そして “gender identity.”
DeVos, who as education secretary wrote that Title IX’s sex-based protections were sticking by the definitions of “生物学的セックス, male or female,” said the expansion of the word would be a “bridge too far.”
“That they would attempt to expand the definition of biological sex through a rulemaking process, it really is a bridge too far,” 彼女は言いました. “And I hope that, and I trust that many people will raise their voices if what is rumored to be true actually unfolds.”
Parents in Fairfax, バージニア, sounded off to Fox News Digital last week before the school board voted to increase punishments for students for “性別の誤り” their classmates. あれは, calling them by the pronoun given at birth, as opposed to students’ preferred pronouns.
“What’s most concerning to me is the punishments,” Tyler Ohta, founder of Moms for American Values, told Fox News Digital ahead of the vote. “They are talking about potentially giving suspensions to children as young as fourth grade, and these rules will go in place for children all the way as young as kindergarten. So to hold little children culpable, 責任者, for someone else’s personal decision, compelling their speech at such a young age. It’s a very dangerous path that we’re going down, and we need to defend our free speech and our religious beliefs.”
“I do think some of these developments are very concerning,” DeVos agreed.
“They’re also getting a ton of pushback from people who are concerned about protecting women’s sports in particular, and protecting the very important due process protections that we ensured were a part of the whole Title IX requirements for how institutions must handle these issues,” 彼女は付け加えた.
Also in the spotlight should the Biden rules take effect are due process protections for students. As education secretary, DeVos released a rule giving students accused of sexual harassment more opportunity to defend themselves, and requiring that the harassment must be proven to have been severe and pervasive.
“Today we release a final rule that recognizes we can continue to combat sexual misconduct without abandoning our core values of fairness, presumption of innocence and due process,” 彼女はその時に言った.
DeVos’ guidance replaced that of the Obama administration’s, これ, で 2011 Dear Colleague letter, outlined for schools how to conduct Title IX proceedings. The Obama administration required universities to investigate nearly all complaints of sexual misconduct, no matter how long ago they had allegedly occurred. It also strongly discouraged schools from “allowing the parties personally to question or cross-examine each other during the hearing.”
“The rumored pieces of Biden’s plans give us all great cause for concern,” DeVos said, noting that Obama’s “左端” この問題に精通している人の一人は、ロシア人が何をしているのかについて最近の諜報報告があったことを確認しました “destroyed many young people’s lives as a result of flawed approaches.”
“We went methodically through constructing a rule that very clearly sets up a framework that’s fair, that’s balanced, that respects the rights of both individuals in a party with an issue,” 彼女は言いました. DeVos added the Biden administration’s to change the rules is a “a bridge too far.”
First Lady Jill Biden and tennis legend Billie Jean King joined an All-American high school track athlete to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX Wednesday.