[EDEQUITY Equity Now] Some thoughts on sexual harassment

From: Melissa A. Keyes (Equitymk@aol.com)
Date: Tue May 21 2002 - 15:42:23 EDT

Re: Comments by Linda Purrington. Could you explain what you mean by
IX is only a funding law"? I don't understand that, since to my knowledge
there is no funding attached to it.

Also, I guess I don't feel as depressed about Title IX's effect on sexual
harassment, since it has been used across the country to address that
problem. The recent court decisions have certainly made it harder, and we
need desperately to change that, but compared to what we had to work with
the 1980s and before, this is a huge improvement. I find that some school
personnel have been really paying attention to sexual harassment BECAUSE
think Title IX applies to their schools since Franklin v. Gwinnett. We've
had tremendous interest in prevention of sexual harassment in Wisconsin
schools since 1992, but of course it's never enough for me, or for the kids

who are being harassed in those schools that haven't paid attention (or

Melissa A. Keyes, Ph.D.
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