Re:Opening Statement-Tom Hehir

From: Barbara J Tavares (
Date: Tue Oct 19 1999 - 20:25:00 EDT

The MOA (Methods of Administration) require vocational programs of study
using federal funds to disaggregate by gender and other demographic
identifiers, in order to assure that no patterns of bias are present.
It goes back to the OCR Vocational Education Guidelines, issued March
21, 1979, as mandated under the December 1977 court order issued in the
Adams v. Califano case.

I am not an MOA person, so this explanation may need some fine-tuning, and
of course, vocational programs of study only impact secondary and
sub-baccalaureate post-secondary education.

Barbara Tavares
University of Hawaii

On Mon, 18 Oct 1999 wrote:

There are not specific requirement by gender but there are for race. The 97
Amendments to IDEA require that states report student data by race and if there
is disprportionality they must investigate and take appropriate action.

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