Re: Legality of single-sex education -Reply

Linda Purrington (
Tue, 10 Mar 1998 21:10:19 -0800

Can you give us some case citations for the courts ruling differently in
gender discrimination cases? Is there any reason to believe they are
headed more toward Brown? LP
Linda Purrington <>


> We have to be very careful in citing the Brown v. Board decision. This
> decision was fundamentally a disparate-impact decision. The courts
> have historically ruled differently when a disparate impact case involving
> sex discrimination has come before it. The court has been more willing
> to "buy" the disparate impact theory in race discrimination cases than in
> sex discrimination cases...

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