The OCR and the See-No-Evil Monkeys

Linda Purrington (
Tue, 07 Jul 1998 14:21:21 -0700

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has a document--

Sexual Harassment Guidance: Harassment of Students by School
Employees, Other Students, or Third Parties

--outlining actionable sexual harassment--as of 1997, and before the
June 1998 Supreme Court case decision in Gebser v. Lago Vista,
which essentially reversed Franklin v. Gwinnett County and sent
schoolkids and college students back to the oppressive days when it
wasn't worth telling anyone about being sexually harassed or assaulted
by someone in power.
There is now no redress for statutory rape of girls and boys by a
teacher via private civil suit;
and there is no enforcement of the Title IX regulation by the Office for
Cvil Rights, which has in fact never impounded the funds of any school
district for refusing to comply with Title IX.
Please look at the OCR materials in the preceding websites
carefully--and come to the Hotel Nikko at 10-1 on August 19, to tell
Norma Cantu, head of the OCR, that the women of the United States want
full enforcement of the spirit of Title IX, as expressed in the
unanimous Supreme Court decision in Franklin v. Gwinnett County.

Linda Purrington, Title IX Advocates

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