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cox supports c-span as a public service along with these other television providers, giving you a front row seat to democracy. >> the trial for derek chauvin, the former minneapolis police officer charged in the death of george floyd continues friday at 10 a.m. eastern. watch live coverage on c-span two, online at www.c-span.org or listen live on the c-span radio app and if you missed our live coverage, watch at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span two and anytime on demand at www.c-span.org. ♪ >> middle and high schools students participated in c-span's student cam competition, telling us what issues the president and congress should address this year. all month, we're featuring the winners. our second prize middle school winners are three students from
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eastern middle school in silver spring, maryland, where c-span is available through comcast. their winning entry is titled pervasive, how violence is becoming textbook in schools and colleges. >> vice president mike pence was in the chair to break the tie on the nomination of betsy devos to be education secretary with his vote. she is confirmed. >> one of the most highly debated and awaited new rules around sexual assault and harassment on campus, was made public by the trumpet ministration. >> the government requires colleges and universities to hold hearings and cross examinations involving the accused and the accuser. the era of rules by letter is over. >> when that title ix was written in 1972, it professed sick -- equality for all
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students regardless of sex. it has not change the growing rate of sexual misconduct in schools. because of these statistics, former president obama released a letter in 2011. >> [no audio] it was at its heart >> betsy devos revoked the letter and enacted other rights. she believed she was granting equal rights to those of sexual predators and survivors. >> i thought was a decent improvement was the burden of proof no longer on the student. it's to prove that the student is responsible. >> these changes sparked outrage
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among parents and students. the time come about 96% of america approved the new regulations. >> 125,000 comments were submitted and we found the majority of them were on our side. we didn't want to see these changes happen because we knew fundamentally, the changes proposed would be harmful to survivors as well as harmful to campus safety at large. >> the attempt to placate the public, betsy devos tabled the idea until a later date. 60% of the public was blissfully unaware, betsy devos put the law under the radar in it went into effect august of 2020. >> to pass this during the middle of this global pandemic, there hasn't been enough guidance from the department of education and to explain how they are supposed to protect
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students during covid. >> after the law was passed, democratic legislators were devastated. 17 states pursued betsy devos but the lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge. in a letter to the department of education, vice president elect kamala harris, urged betsy devos to abandon the harmful protocol and start over in order to draft a rule with requirements of title ix that truly would address sexual assault. title ix advocates united and have been extremely open about their position. they staged marches and rallies to protest the new law. colleges and universities are against the regulations and many of them don't have enough money or resources to pay for lawyers. >> the new title ix regulations, as they are currently written, really turned colleges and universities into legal courtrooms.
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first of all, it requires colleges and universities to set up a whole judicial apparatus they are not prepared and not very good at doing. >> in addition to cross-examination, the law provided narrow definition of sexual assault and harassment. >> to be able to report sexual harassment in title ix is that. it has happened multiple times and also need to have denied your access to education. >> the betsy devos regulations are a setback of protection of students and survivors. it has stripped away their rights and protections and especially without consideration for the global pandemic. >> the regulations limit where the sexual assault can take place and where it can be reported to. some of the cases were thrown out because they did not meet the standards. what you think president-elect
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biden should do about this? >> cross-examination should be eliminated or at the least, placed in an equitable, objective place. >> we hope the administration can take a proactive approach to student discipline to ensure any student going through the misconduct process in school has their rights and equitable process and is not lead to -- not wrongly denied access to education. >> all winning entries are available online at studentcam.org. >> c-span is your unfiltered view of government. we are funded by these television companies and more including comcast. >> do you think this is just a community? it's way more than that. >> comcast is partnering with
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1000 kennedy centers to create wi-fi for students of low income families. >> comcast support c-span as a public service along with these other television providers, giving you a front row seat to democracy. >> coming up live today, the american bar association looks the legal challenges of unaccompanied migrant children at the u.s. southern border. that's at 11 a.m. eastern on c-span. at 1 p.m. come the discussion about the pandemic and vexing hesitancy from the center for strategic and international studies. on c-span two at about 10 a.m. eastern, the trial continues for the former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin who is charged in the death of george floyd. >> head on "washington journal,"

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