Students Seek Change For Title Xi

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Abigail Daniels POLI 310 Policy Memorandum: Title XI September 10th, 2016 Students Seek Change for Title XI Title XI at Glance Every time an American citizen turns on the news, there is a headline involving a sexual harassment case or unfortunately, cases of rape. Most news stories are focused on a questionable school policy that fails to have reasonable judgment and punishment for students involved. Recent cases in the news, like the Brock Turner case has turned viral due to the publicity and exposure it had among young people. This particular case was something that was so real to students in both high school and college, that millennial’s began to alter their perception of how insensitively harassment cases are handled. The Title XI policy that is being enforced in school systems now, is a policy that has been up for debate by those who enforce the policy and those the policy effects for years now. The policy belongs to the education amendments of 1972. One might say that the policy is outdated. Although the policy has seen some updates to its history, the language of the act is irrelevant in context to current situations the school systems are facing now. The question remains, how does one change the policy and what policies need to be made. The policy itself states 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
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