Law professor: Expect big rollback of civil rights enforcement in education under Trump and DeVos

THE WASHINGTON POST, 27 FEBRUARY 2017, FEAT. PROF. DEREK BLACK:

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s first official policy act was to support the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Obama administration’s federal guidance protecting the right of transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. News organizations reported that DeVos was personally opposed to the action but went along with it. If she was discomforted by it, she gave no hint when she spoke late last week about it at a conference of conservative Republicans.

“This issue was a very huge example of the Obama administration’s overreach to suggest a one-size-fits-all, federal-government approach, top-down approach to issues best dealt with at a personal level, at a local level,” DeVos said in response to a question from CNN contributor and Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany.

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