|Jan. 20, 2019 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Now that debates have faded over the definition of student performance and whether guns in schools are necessary to protect against grizzly bears, everyone is settling into the reality that Betsy DeVos now leads our nation’s educational institutions. She will help shape education in the country for the next generation, and to say that change during this time is inevitable states the obvious. Depending on your perspective, the anticipated changes signal either a retrenchment to inequity or evolution to a fuller opportunity for all students. At a minimum, you can expect a significant shift in a number of educational priorities.
Many are aware of the alarming rise in the number of student sexual assaults on college campuses across the country. The May 2015 issue of JAMA Pediatrics reported that one in five women will be the victim of a sexual assault while in college.
The first couple of months of the Trump administration have been something of a whirlwind. Many Americans have been glued to their TVs, computer screens, or smartphones on a daily basis, anxiously awaiting the latest news from Washington as the new administration sets priorities and executes its game plan.