DED Directive Robs the Accused of Their Civil Rights
The U.S. Department of Education (DED) has issued a directive that requires colleges to use the “preponderance of evidence” standard in handling allegations of sexual assault, a standard that in practice removes the presumption of innocence. The American Association of University Professors, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and SAVE are all calling for the DED to remove this unconstitutional policy.
Contact the DED today and politely tell it to remove its sex assault policy that strips due process from the accused. Contact Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary, DED Office for Civil Rights:
- Telephone: 202-453-5900
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Education has yet to respond to the complaint letters by SAVE or by another of the other 13 organizations. DED’s unconstitutional policy remains in effect to this day.