For Immediate Release
Deep Sran Statement on Campus Sexual Assault
Congressional Candidate Comes Out Strongly Against DeVos Surrogate's Position
ASHBURN – Teacher, tech entrepreneur, and candidate for Virginia's 10th Congressional District Deep Sran released the following statement today in response to Candice Jackson, the acting head of the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, questioning the legitimacy of campus sexual assault claims:
"Candice Jackson’s comments are not only heartless and insensitive -- they threaten to make schools less safe for all of our children. The epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses needs to be taken seriously and dealt with aggressively. We should be doing more to solve this crisis, not demeaning the victims of this horrible crime.
"Sexual assault is not something to take lightly, especially on campuses. It is illegal, morally repugnant, and unspeakably cruel. College should be a place where young people go to explore the world, to learn deeply and challenge themselves intellectually and emotionally with the support they need to succeed -- not where approximately one in four women report being sexually assaulted."
In an interview with The New York Times, Ms. Jackson demeaned victims of sexual assault by asserting that “Rather, the accusations — 90 percent of them — fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under a Title IX investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right.”
Deep is a lifelong educator and innovator who has spent the majority of his career on his true passion - teaching our children. He founded Loudoun School for the Gifted, which empowers its students to dream big and to be ready for whatever the future holds. He also co-founded Actively Learn, an education technology company, to create a literacy platform which helps promote better thinking as students read for class. In his school, his company, and his community, Deep has worked to ensure that our children - the future leaders of America - have access to the resources and skills they need to solve the problems of tomorrow.