Re: Davis v. Monroe, Risling Sholl v. Santa Rosa

Linda Purrington (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 16:38:12 -0700

Thanks for the web sites offered! I found the Davis v. Monroe case at

Another case that may be interesting is the Risling-Sholl case:

As in Davis, the Gebser case does show that the civil rights of
schoolchildren are being decided on the basis of funds, unlike the civil
rights of adult employees in the workplace. This essentially creates two
classes of citizens, as Marcia Greenberger and Verna Williams of the
National Women's Law Center (June 30 editorial, New York Times) point
out: the second-class citizens, not surprisingly, are the more
vulnerable ones. Is it time to give students a more solid civil rights
law, akin to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, instead of the current
flimsy protection offered by Title IX of the Education Amendments, which
is only a restriction on the schools' contract with the federal

Linda Purrington
Title IX Advocates

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