ERIC Number: EJ795715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Teachers May Sue for Retaliation when They Challenge Title IX Sex Discrimination Practices in Schools
Essex, Nathan L.
ERS Spectrum, v23 n3 p39-41 Sum 2005
In a stunning 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that teachers and coaches who suffer reprisals for raising complaints regarding illegal sex discrimination against their students can sue their school districts for damages. This ruling is unprecedented with respect to Title IX enforcement and will likely alter how school officials handle complaints of illegal sex discrimination in their schools. Title IX enforcement affects all schools receiving federal education funds. The Supreme Court's decision is assailed as a major breakthrough for advocates of gender equity and equal protection in public schools.
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Gender Discrimination, School Districts, Federal Courts, Teacher Discipline, Federal Legislation, Athletics, Teacher Rights
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972