I really do not understand what you are saying here. The NYT article you cite says “in a strongly worded speech, [DeVos] made clear she believed that in an effort to protect victims, the previous administration had gone too far and forced colleges to adopt procedures that sometimes deprived accused students of their rights. “Through intimidation and coercion, the failed system has clearly pushed schools to overreach,” she said in an address at George Mason University in suburban Arlington, Va. “With the heavy hand of Washington tipping the balance of her scale, the sad reality is that Lady Justice is not blind on campuses today.”

All it announces is that she is going to revise the regulations. She nowhere says that educational institutions don’t have to deal with it, or anything like that.

This is completely defensible position, it seems to me. It has very little in common with your distorted paraphrases which make it seem somehow outrageous.

There is little direct quotation in the NYT piece, but you can read DeVos’ actual remarks here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/09/07/transcript-betsy-devoss-remarks-on-campus-sexual-assault/