[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


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
itself
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
Administrator
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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