30 Results for tag: OCR

American Sports Council Sues U.S. Department of Education to Prevent Use of Title IX Quotas in High School Athletics

It's a busy first day for the newly-formed American Sports Council. Again, from our new website: The American Sports Council (ASC) filed suit against the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) today, alleging that the use of gender quotas to enforce Title IX in high school athletic programs is unconstitutional because it violates the Equal Protection Clause. ... More

On Title IX and High Schools

Over the past several months, we've seen the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights inundated with Title IX complaints coming from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Although there are about 300 complaints in total, the heart of each is always the same: that the gender balance of the athletic department of the high school in question is isn't in ... More

Wayne State Braces for Title IX Investigation

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help." Ronald Reagan There are few more unwelcome pieces of news for an athletic director than when the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights comes calling about a Title IX investigation. That's probably why the AD at Wayne State University ... More

Karen Owoc on How Title IX Harms Men’s Sports

Karen Owoc, an Advisory Board Member of the College Sports Council, recently wrote an essay for Congressional Quarterly on how Title IX has harmed men's athletics. The full text is below. Title IX is a good law. The way it’s regulated, however, is not only unfair but unconstitutional. The law precisely states that “. . . no person in the United ... More

Alison Somin: The Obama Administration: Changing the Rules of the Title IX Game?

We wanted to let everyone know about a great piece that was published today by the Federalist Society concerning the Obama Administration and Title IX. "The Obama Administration: Changing the Rules of the Title IX Game?," by Alison Somin is a great look at the current state of the law. That shouldn't entirely be a surprise, as Somin currently serves as a ... More

Arizona Republic: NWLC Action “Not Designed to Help Kids.”

Last month, as part of the the National Women's Law Center's high school Title IX initiative, the organization filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights against the Deer Valley School District in Arizona, and the editorial board at the Arizona Republic is less than impressed: [T]he history of Title IX complaints on the college level presages bleak ... More

Why Every Athletic Booster Club is in Danger Because of Title IX

We've warned our readers many times about the danger that runaway Title IX enforcement poses to high school athletics. Earlier today, we got some news out of Pennsylvania that should send a chill up the spine of any parent who participates in a booster club for a high school sport—and what the College Sports Council believes is a deliberate misinterpret... More

The Big Secret About Title IX and Competitive Cheer

Over the past few weeks, I have to admit that I've been more than a little vexed over the controversy concerning competitive cheer and Title IX. I feel that way because there's an elephant in the room that the opponents of competitive cheer are either working to obscure or just refuse to acknowledge. You see, competitive cheer already qualifies as a ... More

Diablo College Reinstates Six Teams

A couple of months back we pointed to a story out of California about how OCR was launching an investigation of Diablo Valley College after it eliminated six athletic teams -- three male and three female. Yesterday, under pressure from OCR, the school relented, and reinstated all of the teams. For more, visit the Contra Costa Times or Title IX Blog. More

The Soccer Opportunity Gap in Pictures

6/22/10 UPDATE: Welcome to readers of Minding the Campus and Instapundit. Please feel free to take a look around here at our blog, as well as over at our main site. And don't forget you can follow us on our Twitter feed or Facebook. I think the best way to look at the study we published earlier today would be to look at a number of the charts ... More