25 May 2011

Russlynn Ali and Title IX

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Russlynn Haneefa Ali, Assistant Secretary of Education

NPR rejoices in the occupancy of the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights by Russlynn Haneefa Ali, a first generation American, raised by a single mother from Trinidad, who is thoroughly committed to a philosophy that holds that inequality of results is immoral and intolerable and requires vigorous correction through an aggressive agenda of coercive federal social engineering.

Russlynn Ali, the youthful, curly-haired assistant secretary of the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, oversees the enforcement of all anti-discrimination laws related to education. With broad jurisdiction that includes admissions and recruitment, student discipline, as well as classroom assignment and grading, she investigates schools and districts nationwide to ensure equitable conduct across race, gender, national origin and disability.

It’s the same perch once occupied in 1982 by conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. But over the past two years Ali, 40, has elevated the office’s work to new heights.

While previous OCR leaders have relied on filed complaints to launch probes, Ali has proactively opened 60 investigations based on the agency’s own research. That’s in addition to nearly 7,000 complaints recorded last year, the most in Education Department history. Of the thousands of cases handled in the first year under the Obama administration, resolution agreements increased by 11 percent. Voluntary resolutions, in which schools made sufficient changes without additional prodding, jumped 32 percent.

“My sense of urgency could not be greater,” Ali says in her raspy voice, punctuating each word with insistent hand motions over her office’s mahogany conference table. “We’re talking about questions of fundamental fairness.”

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Here is a video of Russlynn Ali addressing the Sankofa Project on gender equity and Title IX.

Ms. Ali describes the 1972 passage the 36-word Title IX amendment as “one of the most effective and profound Civil Rights laws in American History… One of the greatest Civil Rights accomplishments of the last 30 years. ”

“There’s been a great slippage in Title IX… We came so far from 1972 to 1980, then we started slipping. Then we picked back up in the early ’90s, but then by 2000 we started slipping badly… And I made a commitment… I promise you no more slippage. Not while Barack Obama is President of the United States, and not while Arne Duncan is Secretary of Education, and not while Russlynn Ali is the Assistant Secretary of Education.”

The Yale DKE business represents Russlynn Ali’s attempt to revive Title IX aggression on the liberties of Americans and the autonomy of American colleges and universities in the name of radical egalitarianism.

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SDD

Liberals will never rest until they have successfully repealed the laws of economics and human behavior — which is to say they will never rest.



boligat

I was teaching when Title IX was introduced. The thing I remember most was that the entire social studies department had to give up its yearly field trip (for just about every one of the 900 kids in school) so that 15 girls could traipse around the county playing volleyball. It seems that Title IX did not increase the size of the transportation budget pie. I did suggest that we could skip volleyball if we dropped football, but I was almost lynched, so I kept my mouth shut after that.



Mike Napoli

I filed along with Hannah Spencer a student a Title Nine complant 2 yrs ago. The women’s tennis program was the most successfull athletic program in the history of our college. So far 20+ women have been denied their rights and if not reinstated imediatly 12+ more will be denied. Please help! The prsident of our college spent 50,000 to fight this far more than this program cost. Thank-youi
Mike Napoli Coach cell no. 805 459 6806



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