More on Title IX and the Obama Administration
Continuing the conversation on what we can expect from an Obama Administration on Title IX, here’s a link to a proposal that comes from a long list of ideas from Rita Henley Jensen of The Big Five, a blog sponsored by the National Council for Research on Women:
President-elect Obama should also appoint a Title IX Task Force within the Department of Justice focused on enforcement, civil litigation and auditing of compliance with the law that requires equal opportunity across the board at all colleges and universities that receive federal funds, not just in athletics. Part of the task force’s work should also include developing strategies for compliance in primary and secondary schools.
That last part is an idea that I’m sure would dovetail well with the passage of the High School Athletics Accountability Act which we mentioned earlier this week.
UPDATE: This proposal is getting some additional attention.