KQED: How Generations of Berkeley High Students Forced a Reckoning About Sexual Abuse

March 24. 2021


ERA Staff Attorney Maha Ibrahim was featured on KQED speaking about Berkeley schools’ history of ignoring student reports of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

The federal rules and regulations for Title IX have been written for universities – and schools K-12 were an afterthought,” Ibrahim said. “It’s like the Wild West. It’s a lot of individual adults who are shooting from the hip when approached with difficult or traumatic experiences of their students…

“Not only was there an assumption that students wouldn’t face these issues at school, but there was a resistance to admit it could possibly be a problem. It was sort of like, ‘Well, this can’t be us. We’re Berkeley.’

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