[EDEQUITY] Does a Title IX case lie here?

From: McKevitt, Susan (SMcKevitt@ed.state.nh.us)
Date: Wed Jun 07 2000 - 15:51:02 EDT

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    Given the fact pattern as described, there is insufficient information to
    draw any conclusion that sex discrimination has occurred. There would be
    sufficient information to go forward with an investigation, however, if one
    of the candidates not selected states he was more qualified than the
    candidate selected and he believes he was not selected because of his sex,
    male. The fact that all females were chosen on its face is not
    discriminatory anymore than all males being chosen is, if the process
    was non-discriminatory and the selection criteria were truly non-biased.
    However, if, for example, the selection criteria included a component that
    only one gender could accomplish, than the process is discriminatory and
    thus the results would also be.
    Hope this helps.

    "It would be extremely na´ve to expect the dominant classes to develop the
    type of education that would enable subordinate classes to perceive social
    injustices critically."
    Paolo Freire, from The Politics of Education

    Susan McKevitt
    Career Development Bureau
    NH Department of Education
    101 Pleasant Street
    Concord, NH 03301
    603-271-6613 (phone)
    603-271-1953 (fax)
    smckevitt@ed.state.nh.us <mailto:smckevitt@ed.state.nh.us> (email)

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