Feds Attempt To Defend The Indefensible … Their New Speech Code “Blueprint”

I haven’t checked out FIRE, but it sounds like something that all people interested in true education would want to check out. I will attempt to find out more and update this blog with more links.

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Facing National Criticism, Feds Attempt to Defend Controversial Campus ‘Blueprint’

 

 

 

 

 

” Following two weeks of blistering criticism from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and commentators nationwide, the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is attempting to defend a controversial speech code “blueprint” that requires colleges and universities to expand their definition of sexual harassment to include speech protected by the First Amendment. 

The “blueprint” requires colleges and universities receiving federal funding to define sexual harassment as “any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature,” including “verbal conduct” (speech). OCR and DOJ explicitly state that an institution’s definition of sexual harassment may not include a “reasonable person” standard, effectively granting the most unreasonably sensitive students the power to determine what sexual or gender-based expression is permissible on campus. OCR even suggests that those accused of sexual harassment must in some…

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