30 Results for tag: OCR

“Title IX operates as a quota.”

Here's a Letter to the Editor that was published at PhillyBurbs.com this morning that I wanted to share: To the Editor: Ms. Koblan's May 10 letter fails to state the intent of Title IX. Unfortunately, Title IX is no longer faithful to anti-discrimination. Instead, it discriminates against males and has contributed to the reduction of programs for male ... More

OCR Opens Title IX Investigation at Diablo Valley College

From the Diablo Valley College Inquirer: DVC may have violated Title IX with its plan to shut down several sports programs because of budget cuts, according to complaints filed with the Contra Costa Community College District and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights. One of the two complainants, head tennis coach Peter Benko, said ... More

All Signs Point To Title IX Rollback (Post Bumped)

Over the past couple of days, we've seen some definite signs that the Obama Administration is planning a major announcement concerningTitle IX enforcement tomorrow afternoon in Washington, D.C. Last Thursday, Libby Sander at the Chronicle of Higher Educationinterviewed Russlyn Ali of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, and she let ... More

USCCR Endorses Use of Model Survey in Title IX Compliance

Before the week was out, we wanted to make sure we shared some very good news that came courtesy of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights just before the Easter holiday: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released a report on accommodation of athletic interests and abilities of college students under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments Act of ... More

Softball Team Leads Anti-Title IX Protest; PLNU Men’s Golf Coach Speaks Out on Title IX

On Friday we told you about the situation at Point Loma Nazarene University, a school in San Diego that cut four teams -- 3 men's and one women's -- in order to comply with the strict proportionality prong of Title IX. Yesterday, about 100 PLNU students, led by the members of the softball team, got together to protest the cuts: Some carried signs ... More

Running the Title IX Numbers at Cuesta College

Over at SanLuisObispo.com, I found news that the a Title IX complaint against Cuesta College has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. The complaint comes after the California school dropped women's tennis at the end of the 2008-09 academic year. The elimination of the program came in the midst of a raft of budget ... More

A Title IX Supporter of Interest Surveys

Every once in a while, we find somebody who is willing to cross the quota divide. In this case, that somebody is a blogger who calls himself, Hill Rat: In 2005 the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights offered additional clarification of the three-prong test of compliance. In this clarification, the OCR provides chapter and verse on how an ... More

WIU to Use Model Surveys to Demonstrate Title IX Compliance

Here's some welcome news out of the state of Illinois: The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and Western Illinois University have signed a resolution agreement following a complaint filed with the OCR alleging Title IX violations by the University's Intercollegiate Athletics Program. The complaint alleged that the University does not effectively accommodate ... More

College Sports Council, Pacific Legal Foundation call on U.S. Dept. of Education to clarify Title IX rules for High School Sports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 20, 2007 – Two leading national organizations today called on the U.S. Department of Education to clarify that Title IX’s compliance standard for colleges, known as three part test, does not apply to High School sports teams. The request was made today by the College Sports Council, a national coalition of coaches, parents, ... More

CSC Provides the Platform: Student Athletes Speak Out Against Cuts

Sports Council Update, November 2006 www.collegesportscouncil.org FROM: Jessica Gavora, CSC Director of Communications Dear Friends of the CSC; When James Madison University (JMU) announced on September 29 the elimination of 10 athletic teams in order to comply with Title IX proportionality - the largest single act of Title IX related cuts by ... More