Department Steps Up Focus on Sexual Violence in Schools
With Title IX as its tool, civil rights office shines a spotlight on the issue
After the gang rape last fall of a 14-year-old girl in the stairwell of a District of Columbia high school during the school day, a teacher wrote to a newspaper, horrified at how the situation was handled.
The school administration’s reaction wasn’t to offer counseling or discuss the incident with students, she said. The staff was told not to talk about the episode to anyone.
“After the meeting, I had to go up to my classroom and pretend that nothing happened,” second-year teacher Jessica Lilly wrote in an email to The Washington Post . “For the rest of the day, I attempted to teach how to write an equation of a line in slope-intercept form in between student...
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