Category Archives: Primary and Secondary Education

Update on Kaitlyn Hunt Case

Kaitlyn Hunt, the Florida high school senior accused of a sex offense for a lesbian relationship with a then-14 year old girl has rejected a deal that would have required her to plead guilty to third-degree felony child abuse. A … Continue reading

Share
Posted in LGBT Rights, Primary and Secondary Education | Comments Off

Fla. Asst. State Attorney Prosecuting High School Senior for Same-Sex Relationship

There is a petition here at change.org urging the Indian River County (Florida) State Attorney and Assistant Attorney to stop the prosecution of 18-year old Kaitlyn Hunt, an 18-year old high school senior in a consensual relationship with a fellow … Continue reading

Share
Posted in LGBT Rights, Primary and Secondary Education | Comments Off

Student-Teacher Loses Her Job Over SlutWalk

From the Las Cruces (New Mexico) Sun News (here): [Theresa] Illgen, 23, appeared in a front-page photograph in the Las Cruces Sun-News wearing a bra and appearing to motivate those who marched to educate students, and the public, about the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Employment Discrimination, Primary and Secondary Education | Comments Off

Suit Against Maine Public School Alleges Discrimination Against Transgender Student

From the Bangor (Maine) Daily News: A Superior Court judge will decide whether a lawsuit filed by an Orono couple over the local school district’s handling of their transgender child’s transition from male to female will go forward. A transgender … Continue reading

Share
Posted in LGBT Rights, Primary and Secondary Education | Comments Off

Challenge to Sex Segregation in West Virginia Middle School

Ruthann Robson (CUNY) has posted over at Constitutional Law Profs blog (here) about Doe v. Wood County Board of Education, arguing against sex segregation in a West Virginia middle school.  Here is an excerpt of from Professor Robson’s post: The … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Primary and Secondary Education | Comments Off

Cal State Fullerton Course on “Understanding and Addressing Bullying”

Karyl Ketchum (Women & Gender Studies, Cal State Fullerton) has created a You Tube Channel organized around the theme of “Bullying: Understanding its Underlying Dynamics.”  Here‘s the description: The videos on this channel will change the way you understand bullying! … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Law Teaching, Primary and Secondary Education | Comments Off

Once a Bully, Always a Bully

From Reuters (here): U.S. scientists have found that boys who are bullies in the schoolyard are at increased risk of abusing their partner later in life. According to the study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Acts of Violence, Primary and Secondary Education | Comments Off

Thief Me (Or, Giving a Six for a Nine in Providing Public Education)

In Norwalk, Connecticut Tonya McDowell has been indicted for first-degree larceny. She faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. She is charged with stealing education: she allegedly enrolled her son in Norwalk schools from … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Feminism and Families, Primary and Secondary Education | Comments Off

Chapman Law School Hosts Eboni Nelson on “Justice Thomas and the Promise of Education Equality”

This week Chapman University School of Law hosts Professor Eboni Nelson.  Professor Nelson will discuss her work on “Justice Thomas and the Promise of Education Equality.” We are extremely fortunate to have Professor Eboni Nelson, as an invited FIRST (Fresh … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Primary and Secondary Education, Upcoming Lectures | 1 Comment

Condescending to Girl Athletes

My husband and I spend a lot of time volunteering for our son’s soccer league. Hubby recently refereed a game for eight- and nine-year-old girls in which he called several handballs. A male coach objected strenuously to a couple of … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Feminism and Sports, Primary and Secondary Education | 1 Comment

Accomplices in Hatred, Allies in Hope

I attended high school from 1984-1987 in suburban New York. I confronted daily harassment between each period, each class. An innumerable group of male students would yell “faggot” and other insults so loud that I could not hold conversations. I … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Acts of Violence, LGBT Rights, Primary and Secondary Education | 1 Comment

A Small Step Some Law Professors are Taking in Response to News of Bullying and Harassment

Here’s what a group of colleagues (myself included) did yesterday at my law school.  Fourteen faculty and staff members joined together and distributed to all staff and faculty mailboxes the following signed letter and a sticker that reads “Be an Ally. Be … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Law Teaching, LGBT Rights, Primary and Secondary Education, Sexual Harassment | 1 Comment

Higdon on “Bullying and Gender Non-Conformity”

Feminist Law Prof Michael J. Higdon (Tennessee) has posted to SSRN his working paper, “To Lynch a Child: Bullying and Gender Non-Conformity in Our Nation’s Schools.”  Here is the abstract: In January 2010, a 9-year old boy named Montana Lance … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Primary and Secondary Education | Comments Off