Hollow Promises for Pregnant Students – How the Regulations Governing Title IX Fail to Protect Them from Discrimination in School

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Kendra Huard Fershee

West Virginia University - College of Law

Date Written: August 22, 2009

Abstract

This Article describes the unequal treatment of pregnant students historically in American public school historically and how the regulations implementing Title IX are too weak to ensure that the historical discrimination cease, despite the prohibitions on discriminatory practices. This Article explains the historical reasons for the discrimination, Congress’s attempt to remedy the discrimination through Title IX and its implementing regulations, and the failure of the regulations to meet the regulatory goals of school access, choice, and quality. The Article continues to make concrete suggestions, with specific language recommendations, for changes in the current Title IX regulations with respect to pregnancy. The Article concludes with a list of the recommended changes in hopes of encouraging sweeping reform of the regulations that do not do as much as they should to protect pregnant students.

Keywords: TItle IX, teen pregnancy, education, discrimination, pregnant, schools

JEL Classification: I28

Suggested Citation

Fershee, Kendra J.H., Hollow Promises for Pregnant Students – How the Regulations Governing Title IX Fail to Protect Them from Discrimination in School (August 22, 2009). Indiana Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 1, p. 79, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2066766

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