Biden’s controversial Title IX rule bombarded with record number of comments from concerned parents


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President Biden’s proposed changes to Title IX have sparked such controversy that they have generated a record number of public comments from parents, many of whom are concerned about the safety of their children in schools and what what the changes will mean for women’s sport.

The Biden administration has proposed new regulations on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in schools, to expand protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity .

The Defense of Freedom Institute for Policy Studies recently published a study highlighting what they called the “Dirty Dozen Defects” of the project. According to the group, the “flaws” that have irked parents the most are those that would require schools and colleges to allow biological men to participate in girls’ sports and use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their “gender identity.” gender”.

Monday marks the last day of the public comment period for Title IX proposals. On Friday, it received a record number of comments for the Department of Education – more than 184,000 on Sunday – from individuals calling for the rule to redefine gender.

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“For fifty years, Title IX has provided important protections and opportunities for women by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex,” wrote one commentator. “As parents across the country demand rejection of ‘woke’ policies, the Department of Education has instead chosen to misuse Title IX to impose gender ideology on children without their knowledge or approval. of their parents.”

James Madison University students take part in a rally outside the Department of Education in Washington, Thursday, November 2, 2006.
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“Your rule changes will destroy girl’s sports. It will no longer exist. Your rule changes will subjugate girls to boys in their private spaces. Your rule changes will perpetuate the spread of confused children pretending to be another gender to s ‘integrate’, another parent wrote, saying they ‘can’t even publicly comment on this matter without fear of retaliation’.

Yael Levin-Sheldon, head of technology and communications for No Left Turn in Education, said she commented through the portal provided by the Liberty Advocacy Institute, which offered four main categories – parental rights, women’s sports, due process and freedom of expression. She said she had submitted a comment across the four.

“The obvious concern I would say is that Title IX was designed specifically to make space for women, so adding gender identity to it pretty much negates that,” Levin-Sheldon told Fox News Digital.

“As a mom…the clear usurpation of parental rights that a child makes of it…schools take responsibility for in loco parentis and acting as if they are the parents or legal guardians of the child and can hide anything they want from the parents,” she continued.

People of all ages have spoken out about the controversial provisions.

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“For fifty years, Title IX has provided important protections and opportunities for women by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex,” wrote one commentator. “As parents across the country demand rejection of ‘woke’ policies, the Department of Education has instead chosen to misuse Title IX to impose gender ideology on children without their knowledge or approval. of their parents. This proposed rule is an anarchic interpretation and is a complete overreach on the part of the Department of Education. As a 71-year-old woman who cherished Title IX, this is heinous and must be stopped. please do the right thing and oppose the Biden regime.

U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona deliver remarks during an event for National and State Teachers of the Year 2022 in the East Room of the White House on April 27, 2022 in Washington, D.C. , DC

U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona deliver remarks during an event for National and State Teachers of the Year 2022 in the East Room of the White House on April 27, 2022 in Washington, D.C. , DC
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Others threatened to file a complaint.

“You are using anti-discrimination laws illegally and unconstitutionally and if it affects my kids’ school we will take legal action,” one user wrote.

“I think it is absolutely certain that the administration is proceeding with the proposed rule as written … particularly with respect to gender identity, but also with respect to many of the changes in the provisions relating to due process, there will absolutely be litigation,” the defense of Freedom Institute for Policy Studies president Robert Eitel told Fox News Digital. “And disputes will be filed not only by students with appropriate status, but also by states.”

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Biden’s Title IX proposals include changes to former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos‘ Due Process 2020, which was the previous record holder for public comments. His changes “have weakened protections for survivors of sexual assault and diminished the promise of education without discrimination,” Biden’s White House charged.

The Biden administration’s proposals, Eitel explained, would remove the requirement that post-secondary institutions have live hearings — unless required by state law — and the right to cross-examination by advisers. It would also bring back what’s known as the single investigator model, where the same person will review a complaint, investigate the case, develop the case, interview witnesses, conduct any Title IX disciplinary proceedings, and then will decide if there should be any penalties.

Protesters listen to the speaking program during a "Our bodies, our sports" Title IX 50th Anniversary Rally at Freedom Plaza on June 23, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Protesters listen to the speaking program during a ‘Our Bodies, Our Sports’ rally for the 50th anniversary of Title IX at Freedom Plaza on June 23, 2022 in Washington, DC
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Asked if the record number of comments on the Title IX proposals would convince the Biden administration to drop the controversial provisions, Eitel said it was “possible, but unlikely” because “there is a political core that demands this change”.


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