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May 01, 2014

California Representative Jackie Speier is tackling sexual assault on college campuses (Thomas Levinson/Flickr CC).

As sexual assault victims on college campuses begin to speak out, many are asking: what's the solution?  

This week on The Takeaway, California Representative Jackie Speier talked about one creative proposal that she hopes will help hold colleges accountable for how they handle sexual assault on their campuses. 

Representative Speier is pushing for U.S. News & World Report, the industry standard for college rankings, to start looking at sexual assault statistics when calculating a school's overall score.

"When 20 percent of the college co-eds are going to have an experience with either attempted sexual assault or sexual assault at some point during their college career, that's a frightening number. There has to be zero tolerance."

Listen to the entire segment here, including an interview with a student from University of California at Berkeley who was sexually assaulted by a classmate. 

Do you think college rankings should look at sexual assault statistics? 

sexual assault, the Takeaway, increasing access and success, Title IX

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