Regarding your editorial “Here Comes the Due Process Rollback” (March 5): To be sure, Education Secretary
guidelines on ensuring due process in investigations of campus sexual misconduct represented sound policy that any college administrator would be wise to embrace. But the editorial raises a broader question: Why should federal bureaucrats, much less Congress, be involved in micromanaging how private colleges choose to enforce standards of student behavior? At last report the federal government wasn’t dictating course offerings or academic standards or dining options at these private institutions; these matters are largely determined by market forces—the preferences of prospective students in selecting a college. In like fashion, why not let prospective students factor in the nature of “due process” protections a college has adopted in deciding what school will best meet their needs?
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