30 Results for tag: OCR

Gotta Get the Facts Right to Make a Valid Point

The National Women's Law Center's (NWLC) June fact sheet, "The Next Generation of Title IX: Athletics," focuses on the differences in participation rates between boys and girls in elementary schools and high schools. The report ranks high schools according to the "percentage of high schools in the state reporting a participation gap of 10 percentage points ... More

Butler U.’s Nuanced Title IX Compliance Situation

In today's Indianpolis Star Tribune, op-ed contributor Daniel A. Cohen provides a solid analysis of the unusual situation Butler University has found itself in following an OCR compliance review. The school is now figuring out how to address two of the findings: There are less female athletes than male athletes, but more female athletes than male athletes ... More

Is It So Hard To Give the Full Story?

For Erin Buzuvis, co-author of the Title IX Blog, why yes, relaying all of the facts to her readers is just too difficult. Case in point: Her post detailing Butler University's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) compliance review wrap-up leaves out a key point simply because it does not align with her views. The examination was conducted to address two ... More

Butler U.’s Title IX Investigation Has Wrapped, but Its Story Is Just Beginning

A U.S. Department of Education press release announced today, "U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Butler University to Resolve Title IX Athletics Compliance Review." The investigation, which began last summer to assess the number of opportunities offered to female students and whether scholarships are allocated according to athletic ... More

Women’s Sports Foundation Celebrates While Students Still Get Cut from Teams Due to Title IX

Last Friday, the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF) issued a press release, "WSF Responds to American Sports Council v. Department of Education decision." Except the response, like that of the NWLC, did not legitimately address any of ASC's reasons for suing the Department of Education. One of the many deceiving claims is that our lawsuit "was designed to ... More

NWLC Continues to Misunderstand Title IX

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) via Neena Chaudhry doesn’t let two days go by before taking advantage of the immensely unfortunate dismissal of our case, American Sports Council v. the Department of Education, to throw easy, rhetorical bait to its supporters and further distinguish itself from serious Title IX reformers who are trying to achieve ... More

Caving In

In October, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) announced its decision to add girls' sand volleyball at the high school level to comply with proportionality. Little did we know — but probably should have guessed — that the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) was behind this sudden addition. The Deer Valley Unified School District in Arizona ... More

Dept. of Education: Power, Lobbyists More Important Than Student Athletes

Last Friday, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) led a tweet-up with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to "kick off 2012 and to recognize the 40th anniversary of Title IX this year." Here’s what actually happened: Our Secretary of Education went to the offices of ... More

Clarity on Title IX Complaints In Oregon

Following the Office of Civil Rights' decision to dismiss Title IX complaints in Oregon, many of us were wondering (and cheering) why they did it. Well, it looks like we have an answer, and it's one that we welcome. Hopefully, this outcome will be repeated in other states that have been overwhelmed by complaints by gender quota activists. The Oregonian ... More

Butler Gets Ready for Title IX Investigation

According to yesterday's edition of its student newspaper, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has initiated a Title IX review at Butler University. From the Butler Collegian: Butler University is facing pressure and a potential investigation from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The OCR is “cond... More