A reminder on Title IX
In May 2020, the Federal Department of Education Under Betsy Devoss, Jeff Sessions and now Bill Bar has quietly passed legislation that would roll back hard earned provisions of Title IX.
When Congress woman Patsy Mink and Senator Birch Bye co authored and presented this ammendment , it was to protect the rights of students to obtain an education without sexual harassment or discrimination and to give a voice to those who had experienced assault or harassment :
No person is the United States shall on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. (Cornell law school institute 20 US code1681-sex)
We should vigorously oppose changes which are proposed to take effect on August 14, 2020. This historic piece of legislation and part of the civil rights act is a blatant attempt to weaken the rights of students of any gender who are seeking an education for gainful employment and becoming contributing members of society.
Please let your local,state and national legislators put an end to this devious plan that directly impacts our students at all levels of education.
Beverley D. Tobias, Kapaa