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ERIC Number: EJ1162466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1539-9664
Rethinking Federal Regulation of Sexual Harassment
Melnick, R. Shep
Education Next, v18 n1 p9-15 Win 2018
Over the past decade, federal regulation of education under Title IX has been sucked into the impetuous vortex of partisan polarization. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits schools that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of sex. For decades, intercollegiate athletics was the main source of controversy. Support for and opposition to federal policy on that topic crossed party lines. No longer. Starting in 2010, the Obama administration issued an unprecedented number of Title IX directives and launched hundreds of investigations. Democrats in Congress cheered these moves as a long-overdue response to bullying at K-12 schools and sexual assault on college campuses. The 2016 Republican Party platform, in contrast, charged that the original purpose of Title IX had been perverted "by bureaucrats--and by the current President of the United States--to impose a social and cultural revolution upon the American people." The Trump administration has already taken a number of steps to modify Title IX policies. This article discusses the need for deliberation, not demagoguery, in the Age of Trump.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Title IX Education Amendments 1972
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