ERIC Number: ED254110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-30
Reference Count: 0
Testimony of Bruce C. Hafen before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, concerning S. 2568, "The Civil Rights Act of 1984."
Hafen, Bruce C.
Testimony on S.2568, "The Civil Rights Act of 1984," is presented by the president of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities. The legislation is designed to broaden the application of Title IX so that activities of the entire college would be subject to federal regulation. Institution-wide coverage would be created in situations where substantial federal aid is already flowing to some part of an institution, or where federal aid is provided to students. It is claimed that public perceptions that discrimination occurs at private colleges are mistaken. Ambiguities about the bill include: whether the legislation expansively broadens federal control over state and local governments and private activity; whether the bill expansively broadens the term "recipient" to include schools that enroll students receiving general welfare assistance; and whether religious schools and organizations are subject to federal jurisdiction. The costs of expanding compliance obligations across the entire campus and the yielding of educational independence by private colleges are cited as negative effects of the proposed legislation. Reasons against extensions of federal power are examined, along with suggestions for redrafting the bill. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Proposed Legislation; Title IX Education Amendments 1972