Re: Title IX support axed

Linda Purrington (
Thu, 02 Apr 1998 20:34:54 -0800

So in 1996 Title IX enforcement was dealt a major blow by axing Title
IV. And when were the Office for Civil Rights revised procedures put
inplace? Those procedures also dealt enforcement a blow, no longer
supplying Letters of Finding, and only accepting selected cases (no
redress for all clients, just for a few). What is the scope (funding,
personnel) of state programs for gender equity nationwide and broken
down by state?
Also, does anyone know where to find the Title IX regulation on the
Web? OCR just has a small summary posted.
Linda Purington
Title IX Advocates <>

Shevitz wrote:
> A point of clarification regarding Title IX and federal funding...While
> the Title IX legislation does not provide funding for school programs,
> there was federal funding that supported Title IX activities directly at
> the state level until 1996. Funding was provided for two decades under
> "Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Training and Advisory Services"
> in the U. S. Department of Education's budget. These monies were granted
> to state departments of education for "desegregation assistance related to
> race, sex, and national origin." For most states, Title IV programs
> supported a staff position and funding for activities related to
> implementation of Title IX within that state. School districts received
> direct assistance and resources related to Title IX through these programs.
> In 1996 Congress eliminated funding for state departmentx of education
> Title IV gender, race, and national origin equity programs, which had a
> devastating impact on the monitoring and implementation of Title IX at the
> state level. Ten regional desegregation assistance centers are still funded
> under the Title IV program, and can provide Title IX assistance to local
> school districts, but not at the same level. The federal Carl Perkins
> Vocational Education Act, which to date still mandates set-aside sex equity
> funds, is currently providing monies to state education agencies for
> career/technology/vocational education equity projects. These projects
> relate to Title IX issues. Equity advocates from local school districts
> should let their state departments of education know that they want the
> state to assume responsibility for funding Title IX services when no
> federal funding is available. Linda Shevitz, Maryland State Department of
> Education 410-767-0428;

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