Protesters at Harvard greet DeVos speech on school choice

The Associated Press

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A speech on school choice by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drew student protesters on a variety of issues at Harvard University.

The protest Thursday was mostly silent, although some students snapped their fingers or cheered in support of some questions during a question-and-answer session.

Some of the protesters called for protections for victims of campus sexual assault. Others were critical of what they see as the Trump administration’s lack of support for public schools.

DeVos last week revoked Obama administration guidance that instructed colleges on how to handle sexual assault cases. She says she wants new rules on campus sexual assault to be fair to both the victims and the accused. Critics of the Obama administration policies have argued that they were tilted against those accused of assault.


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