Blogger Prediction: Title IX Loophole on Interest Survey Use May Soon Close
On March 11, 2009, President Barack Obama released an Executive Order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls. The Council (comprised of top leaders of various governmental agencies) has been given 150 days to address areas in which gender inequities still remain and to develop recommendations for consideration in the form of a Federal interagency plan.
Q: How might this relate to collegiate sports?
A: This blogger’s prediction is that the debate over the use of email surveys in assessing Title IX compliance will resurface and that a recommendation to close the loophole may be forwarded.
For more info on this topic, please see the following:
- The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights 2005 Additional Clarification which originally permitted the use of e-mail surveys for assessing Title IX compliance.
- A CBS Article in which NCAA President Myles Brand expresses his opposition to the undermining of Title IX and the inappropriate use of e-mail surveys when assessing Title IX compliance.
- A related Everything College Sports posting on Title IX and Obama
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