Re: Your dream research on educational equity...

Linda Purrington (
Mon, 06 Jul 1998 09:21:13 -0700

What I would really like to see is a thorough breakdown of Office for
Civil Rights cases under Title IX since 1972, showing where they
originated, the demographics of the region of origin, OCR region, type
of charge/violation in each, related criminal reports and proceedings,
related civil suits, frequency of types of reports, nature of rejected
investigations, reasons for accepting and rejecting each report,
outcomes of investigation, outcomes of compliance recommendations,
monitoring and follow-up outcomes at 1, 2, 5, 10 years, overtures to
bring cases to the DOJ, tracking of non-report activity by the OCR,
compliance reviews (causes and outcomes), correspondence with the public
on preventive measures, analysis of methods and guidelines issued,
relationship of OCR to legislation and case law, --the whole nine yards.

I understand the entire back docket of the OCR is due to be dumped onto
the Web, "redacted" for confidentiality, and made available for research
under EFOIA rules--electronic Freedom of Information Act requests. This
certainly is a research dream about to come true--and crucially needed,
as Gebser v. Lago Vista shows.

Linda Purrington
Title IX Advocates

Alexa Marie Adamo wrote:
> Dear Equity Experts,
> If you could have a graduate student do research on educational equity for
> you, for free, what research questions would you want answered? If this
> graduate student could interview students that had been in a school with
> an equity program, and students who had not, what would you hope to see?
> What research do you think needs to be done to influence schools who have
> not yet been open to the idea of "educational equity" for all students?
> Please respond to
> (a graduate student developing her thesis research proposal on educational
> equity)
> Alexa Adamo
> gs09ama@panther.Gsu.EDU

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