The Education Department no longer will allow universities to rely solely on electronic student surveys to prove they are meeting the requirements of the gender-equity law known as Title IX, reports the New York Times--a reversal of a Bush administration policy that had been opposed by the NCAA and women’s sports advocates. The change is the latest step by the department’s Office for Civil Rights regarding antidiscrimination laws in education. The announcement reverses a policy that was seen by gender-equity advocates as creating a loophole in the landmark Title IX law, which guarantees gender equity in educational programs that receive...

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