Single Sex Schooling

Linda Purrington (
Mon, 20 Apr 1998 15:55:43 -0700

The following questions are addressed to any/all of the discussion
leaders and audience (and thank you for taking the time to address this

1. What is the rationale for different provisions under Title IX for
K-12 and postsecondary education? (Gray's material not clear to me--or
maybe it's a gray area.)

2. Should public policy for education in a representative democracy
reflect the rights and responsibilities of a citizen who will be
functioning in a coed work and civic world (and why or why not)?

3.Could the single-sex academies (or their host agency) be charged with
violating the U.S. Constitution (which is, obviously stronger than Title
IX)? could they be charged with violating Title IX? Who would the
plaintiff need to be, in order to have standing? Could that plaintiff be
a class or set of disadvantaged students? (Any volunteers?)

4. Is the effect of the California single-sex academies (hereafter I
suggest calling them the CASSAs) to compensate women for educational
discrimination? (What criteria would serve as proof?)

5.Must the burden of proof be tested by a lawsuit, or is some judicial
compliance review process available?

6. Does removing boys from campuses remedy past or present
discrimination for girls as a class (set)? (Hey, an idea! :)

Linda Purrington
Title IX Advocates

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