ERIC Number: ED451584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
A License for Bias: Sex Discrimination, Schools, and Title IX.
Morse, Susan Ed.
This report discusses non-sports-related Title IX complaints filed with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) from 1993-1997. Its purpose is to dispel the popular belief that Title IX is a sports-equity law and to determine the effectiveness of the legislation. The document examines the kinds of complaints filed, the status of those making the complaints, and the actions taken in response by the OCR. It found that 70 percent of the Title IX complaints filed in the 4-year period were non-sports related. It also found that although Title IX has improved the educational climate for women and girls, enforcement of the law varies widely by region and is often hampered by the absence of guidelines and the overtolerance of institutional foot-dragging. The report encompasses 425 cases, representing more than 60 percent of nonsports-related cases resolved by the OCR. The report includes an overview of the scope and impact of Title IX; the enforcement of Title IX; case and complaint information, including the types of complaints; trends and issues; filing and investigative procedures; the resolution and monitoring of complaints; and an action agenda for Congress, the OCR, schools, and universities. (RJM)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Compliance (Legal), Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of University Women Legal Advocacy Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972