[EDEQUITY Equity Now] Single Sex options

From: Annexstein, Leslie (lannexstein@nwlc.org)
Date: Fri May 31 2002 - 13:08:51 EDT

In response to your question, the main concern here is that Title IX
permits single-sex education in appropriate situations. Thus, the issue of
concern is that since Title IX is part of our civil rights foundation in
this country, we should all as a nation be concerned when there is movement
to revise civil rights regulations in order to make it easier to separate
people on the basis of sex. Single-sex education options that have been
developed in order to compensate for barriers that women and girls have
faced (for example in math and science) are already permissible and no
regulation change is necessary.

Leslie T. Annexstein
Senior Counsel
National Women's Law Center
11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
tel: 202-588-5180
fax: 202-588-5185
email: lannexstein@nwlc.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary White [mailto:mwhite@pv.wesd.k12.az.us]
Subject: [EDEQUITY Equity Now] Title IX and single -sex is not so bad

This may be an awfully na´ve question, but I wonder why is it all so bad
that the potential changes in Title IX that would allow single-sex
institutions? As Stephanie Barlow pointed out earlier, public single-sex
education for girls already exists across the country. I wonder what the
results are like from the few girls-only schools that emphasize math and
science? Could the potential changes in Title IX benefit an option such as

Mary Aleta White, Ph.D.
Director - Project EAGLES
602.347.2545 (voice)
602.347.2520 (fax)

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