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Friday 5: Things To Ponder This Week In Higher Ed 6/18/2021
The Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education announced this week that “students cannot be discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender identity under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.” The department cited a 2020 Supreme Court ruling that determined that Title VII, the civil-rights law covering employment, protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination. This decision could have the greatest impact in K-12 education as it would not allow states to bar transgendered athletes from participating on school sports teams.
3%: The increase for-profit colleges saw in enrollment in 2020, a year in which community college enrollment plummeted
Listen to our Friday 5 Live podcast with Quincy Jenkins of Chattanooga State Community College as we discuss supporting our LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff.
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The Association of American Colleges & Universities, the American Association of University Professors, the American Historical Association and PEN America, issued a joint statement this week criticizing efforts in 20 states to restrict the teaching of Critical Race Theory. Efforts to restrict Critical Race Theory “seek to usurp the judgment of professional educators and transfer the power of setting curriculum to elected officials, says Wednesday’s AACU statement, which was undersigned by 75 other education organizations.”
June 18, 2021