Inside Higher Ed: ‘Survivors Can’t Wait’

August 19. 2021


ERA’s Senior Counsel for Education Equity & Litigation Brenda Adams was featured in an Inside Higher Ed story about our co-sponsored campaign Ed Act Now, a petition to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona asking him to release new proposed Title IX changes (to undo/fix the Trump Administration’s Title IX changes under Sec. Betsy DeVos) by Oct. 1, 2021, rather than the planned release date of May 2022. (Sign the petition here.)

Trigger Warning: sexual violence and institutional betrayal

Students have already had an entire year of being burdened and harmed by this rule, and now, we’re already entering a new school year,” said Brenda Adams, senior counsel at Equal Rights Advocates. “Under Secretary Cardona’s plan, it would be at least the next school year before we would have new rules, and that’s just simply unacceptable.”

“We have an entire class of people who have never set foot on campus who are basically freshmen,” Adams said. “We have a double red situation, where we have double the number of vulnerable students on campus. It can’t be more important than it is right now.

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