ERIC Number: ED143088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Is Sex Suspect? And Other Issues Regarding Sex Discrimination in Education.
Nordin, Virginia Davis
This chapter presents a long look at the development of the concept of sex discrimination in education to see whether trends or key cases can be identified and discussed. In this a comparison is essayed with the development of the concept of racial discrimination in education through the school desegregation cases to see what the race cases might teach about the potential development of a jurisprudence of sex discrimination in education. Two important preliminary observations are (1) there is a failure to apply precedents regarding discrimination in racial cases to sex discrimination cases; (2) the number of "reverse discrimination" cases seems to equal or exceed cases brought by the women whom the laws were enacted to protect. While it may be especially disappointing to women that discrimination precedents from racial cases do not apply to them, the greater disappointment is in the failure of the legal system to uphold impartial standards for all. The sex discrimination cases will force education through the courts if the populace will not learn another way. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Desegregation Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Protection, Higher Education, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination
Not available separately; See EA 009 780
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 11 of EA 009 780; For related documents, see EA 009 780-797