Re: equity in private schools
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 20:45:51 -0500

Linda -- I don't understand your question. Do you want info on the 14th
Amendment or Title IX? The 14th Amendment does not apply to private
schools because its language applies only to STATE action. It says that
the STATE must provide equal protection. THus, it does not apply to
private actors. Title IX DOES apply to private schools if the schools
receive federal funds. Title IX is not a catch-all gender equity law.
It merely says that the government can take away the money it gives a
school if the school doesn't follow the government's rules for that
money. Most private schools accept federal funds in some way, so Title
IX is almost always applicable.


Linda Purrington wrote:
> Yes, I'd like to know why they wouldn't apply to private schools, in
> the sense that they make what goes on in private schools responsive to
> the constitutional provision of equity. Can you clue me in to some
> legal briefs I might look at that would explain what you do use with
> private schools? I have some people who are interested in private
> schools. And how would you litigate against the provision of
> single-gender schools/classrooms? Thanks! Linda Purrington
> <>
> ________________________________________
> wrote:
> >
> > The 14th Amendment does NOT apply to private schools unless they are
> > intimately associated in some way with the state. Therefore, the
> > Due Process Clause does NOT apply to private schools. Title IX, on the
> > other hand DOES apply to private schools if they receive any federal
> > funding for any educational program. If you still want more info on due
> > process even though it does not apply to private schools, let me know.
> > I litigate this stuff all the time.
> >
> > <>
> >
> >
> >
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Can someone tell me what "due Process'' is under the 14th Amendment ?
> > > this is great info. regarding private schools and how they stand regarding
> > > Titlte IX.
> > > we were considering private education (6Grade) for our daughter but I
> believe
> > > it
> > > is almost out of the question now. We never put one and one together and
> > > realized that Title Ix would be difficult to enforce in private schools.
> > >
> > > Adri Lesemann <>

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