October 9, 2018

When students say #MeToo, schools may be unprepared to help

If students speak up about sexual assault, are their schools ready to help them? Some researchers and advocates say there are too many barriers for students to seek assistance in such a vulnerable situation, and those concerns are being stoked anew amid a tumultuous Supreme Court confirmation process that has been complicated by allegations of sexual assault from three women.

Since the start of the the #MeToo movement in 2017, educators and parents have watched to see how students would respond to resulting conversations about consent and power. And now the allegations of sexual assault against the new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh…

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