Wild parties, an alleged rape, and a high school’s troubling response
The San Francisco Chronicle published an in-depth look at whether local school districts are properly enforcing the federal law Title IX and investigating sexual violence. Senior Staff Attorney Rebecca Peterson-Fisher is quoted in the piece highlighting a lack of public knowledge that Title IX affects more than just sports – it also covers sexual harassment and violence.
In 2015, a report by the San Francisco nonprofit Equal Rights Advocates found many Bay Area high school administrators and staff — including those tasked with handling complaints — are not properly trained on their duties under Title IX, which covers federally funded education programs, including athletic activities.
“If you ask a lot of people what Title IX is, even if they work at a high level, they’ll say it has something to do with sports,” said Rebecca Peterson-Fisher, one of the advocacy group’s senior attorneys. “A lot of people aren’t even aware it has to do with sexual harassment and sexual violence.”
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