Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Feds force colleges to favor accusers

Wendy McElroy writes:
On April 4 the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) instructed every college and university that accepts federal funds directly or through student loans – that is, virtually every institution of higher learning in the country – to use the “preponderance of the evidence” standard when adjudicating on-campus accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault rather than the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard used in criminal courts.
Some people still people that the accused are innocent until proven guilty. The proof should be something more than a he-said-she-said dispute.

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