ERIC Number: EJ918615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Double Exposure: The Supreme Court and Sex Discrimination Claims
Russo, Charles J.; Thro, William E.
School Business Affairs, v75 n5 p38-41 May 2009
The Supreme Court's recent decision in "Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee" (2009) expands the opportunities for students and their parents to sue school boards for alleged sex discrimination. Even so, as discussed here, "Fitzgerald" should have little effect on the day-to-day operations of school systems. This column briefly reviews the background of Title IX and sexual discrimination in schools and then reviews "Fitzgerald's" facts and holding. It concludes by reflecting on "Fitzgerald's" significance and practical effect while offering recommendations for school business officials and other education leaders in developing policies aimed at eliminating sexual discrimination.
Descriptors: Courts, Federal Government, Court Litigation, Boards of Education, School Business Officials, Gender Discrimination, Educational Opportunities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972