Title IX, an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, stated that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...” Passed on this day in 1972, this policy meant that schools and colleges receiving federal funding could not legally give preference to men. Instead, they had to allocate their resources to men and women in proportion to their interest and enrollment.
Imagine sitting at your desk at work and overhearing a co-worker sharing the good news about his or her latest raise, bumping his or her salary to $50,000. You have worked at the company five years longer, in the same position and your salary is $5,000 lower.
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University speaks about improving teachers and reforming U.S. public schools at the Fairness in Education Conference in Washington, D.C.
Dr. John Jackson, President and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, speaks about U.S. education policy and the education achievement gap facing American students and teachers today at the Fairness in Education Conference in Washington, D.C.
Congressman Chaka Fattah discusses the role of the federal government and Congressional leaders in promoting education reform, teachers and closing the achievement gap in the United States at the Fairness in Education Conference in Washington, D.C.