Re: Fourteenth Amendment Yes!

John Lindner (
Mon, 2 Mar 1998 23:37:31 -0800

At 10:07 PM -0800 2/28/98, Linda Purrington wrote:
>My error--I didn't phrase my post correctly. Yes indeed, the equal
> protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment can be invoked to help
> assure children in private schools equal treatment under the laws of
>the United States, and yes, this does include equal access to education
> without discrimination on the basis of sex.

Are you saying someone could file suit against a single-sex private school
under the Fourteenth Amendment for admission of the students of the sex not
currently admitted?

If so, I really don't think that's accurate. Private schools can (and do)
set their own admission standards and are not subject to review in this
area, as far as I (admittedly a non-lawyer but a graduate of private
elementary and secondary schools) know.

I would appreciate some clarification on this.

Take care,


John Lindner <>

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