And Washington dictated that schools must use the lowest standard of proof.
And now this campus official—who may or may not have any legal training in adjudicating sexual misconduct—is expected to render a judgment.
“Survivors aren’t well-served when they are re-traumatized with appeal after appeal because the failed system failed the accused.
And no student should be forced to sue their way to due process.” Schools have been compelled by Washington to enforce ambiguous and incredibly broad definitions of assault and harassment.
In short, they can watch a piece of writing come into being.
There doesn’t appear to be much talk about TBD (by any name) in other disciplines; in any case, no one has attempted to connect what may be going on elsewhere with what the writing teachers are doing.
A judgment that changes the direction of both students’ lives.
Much less attention, however, has been paid to the complementary possibility that teachers are most effective when they show rather than just tell.The accused may or may not be told of the allegations before a decision is rendered.If there is a hearing, both the survivor and the accused may or may not be allowed legal representation.In fact, this idea doesn’t even seem to have a name — so let’s call it “teaching by doing” (TBD).Taking Children Backstage One version of TBD has gained favor in the field of writing instruction, where teachers are urged to reveal their own rough drafts — or, better yet, write things in front of students.
With the heavy hand of Washington tipping the balance of her scale, the sad reality is that Lady Justice is not blind on campuses today.