Scott Applauds Comprehensive Review of DeVos Title IX Rule

April 6, 2021
Press Release

As originally released by the Committee on Education & Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Department of Education announced it is conducting a comprehensive review of the Title IX rule established under the Trump Administration.

“Providing students an environment where they are safe and free from discrimination is the most basic responsibility of schools and institutions. It is the foundation that gives all students the opportunity to learn and grow. Unfortunately, the Title IX rule established under the previous Administration eroded key protections for students, weakened accountability for schools, and created widespread disruption for institutions struggling to cope with the impact of the pandemic.

“I applaud Secretary Cardona for launching this comprehensive review of the previous Administration’s Title IX rule. This is a necessary step to restoring the intent of the Title IX and fulfilling the promise of equal access to education for all students. I look forward to the results of this review and the substantive changes that will result from this process.”

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