Thursday, April 09, 2009

Title IX Blog in the news

Ebuz--and the blog--got some press the other day in an article out of Birmingham that delved into what exactly President Obama was going to do with Title IX.
No one knows of course. Most suspect he will not weaken the legislation as his predecessor did. And many advocates remain hopeful that he will do something. But it remains to be seen whether he will strengthen it by, for example, ditching the problematic "clarification" about prong three that emerged under the Bush II administration.
He does support the legislation that would mandate high schools begin to report their numbers as colleges and universities currently do. I would be surprised if we did not see that legislation passed during this administration. And he seems to advocate a pro-active approach when he says that he would like the Department of Education to, well, educate schools on how to meet Title IX requirements.
A little pro-activity would be a nice change.