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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she knew her actions would harm trans students

April 11, 2019
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that she was aware of research showing how harmful her anti-transgender guidance two years ago was.

DeVos appeared before the civil rights subcommittee of the House Education Committee.

The subcommittee chair, Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) asked DeVos if she knew that “the stress of harassment and discrimination can lead to lower attendance and grades as well as depression and anxiety for transgender students” when she reversed Obama-era guidelines that told schools that discrimination against transgender students is illegal under Title IX.

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