GenderPAC Releases New Report on Gender Discrimination in Schools

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The GENIUS (Gener Equality National Index for Universities and Schools) Report is available here. An overview from GenderPAC notes:

“This is the second year that GenderPAC has published the GENIUS Index. The 2007 Index reflects a tremendous increase in response rate: 496 students, administrators, and alumni, representing 278 colleges and universities, responded to the survey, as compared to the 2006 Index which received 124 responses (81 schools). GenderPAC also noted an increase in the number of universities specifically banning discrimination based on gender identity or expression: 147 colleges and universities currently have such policies, as compared to 131 in 2006. More than 100 public K-12 school districts, encompassing thousands of individual schools, have extended similar protections to nearly 3.5 million children in 23 states.

“Despite the fact that all eight Ivy League schools have inclusive non-discrimination policies, there were a few surprising omissions among”Top 25″schools: Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, all lack protections for gender nonconforming people.”

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