The free speech provisions of the First Amendment

The Supreme Court ruled in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943) that under the free speech provisions of the First Amendment, public school students cannot be compelled to participate in patriotic rituals such as the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem. Neither the First Amendment nor the Supreme Court’s 1943 ruling applies to private entities such as the NFL.

NAME 2018 Conference – Responding to the #MeToo Movement

NAME 2018 Special Thursday Institutes

NAME 2018 Conference
www.nameorg.org

Memphis, TN

Responding to the #MeToo Movement

In the heat of the #MeToo Movement, NAME offers two companion workshops focusing on the issues for gender equity professionals and other interested parties who are working to protect their students and staff from sexual harassment and assault. Both Institutes are designed to develop the skills, language, and resources for effective enforcement, especially critical in the DeVos’ era with rollbacks in Title IX protections and rights of trans people.
Participants who attend both sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

Expert Presenters for these special #MeToo sessions:

Georgina Dodge, Associate Provost for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Bucknell University; Advisory Board Member of ATIXA (Association of Title IX Administrators);
Jan Perry Evenstad, Director of Western Equity Assistance Center, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Advisory Board Member of ATIXA;
Bill Howe, Past-President of NAME, Advisory Board Member of ATIXA (ret);
Marta Larson, Educational Equity Consultant;
Amy Zavadil, Equity Compliance Officer at the University of Dayton, Advisory Board Member of ATIXA

#MeToo Era Meaning & Implications (Institute A-#MeToo) 
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, 9:30a-12:20p

Institute # A is especially designed for students, parents, guardians, people in enforcement or advocacy positions, and any other individuals wanting to learn more about legal protections against sexual harassment and assault. This 3-hour workshop will cover the foundational legal protections and the imperative for our institutions to activate effective policies, procedures and programs. We will examine the spectrums involved––including bullying to assault; hostile environment and school climate––while examining the intersectionality between race/gender/national origin issues. Primary to the workshop will be tools for advocacy related to policies and programs with support for survivors and strategies for parent and community engagement.

#MeToo Institutional Action (Institute B-#MeToo)
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, 2-4:50
Note: This institute can be taken alone or with Institute A-#MeToo

Institute #B is designed for people involved in program development and delivery, or for individuals seeking more detail on how to resolve complaints. Building on the content of Institute # A we will delve into effective complaint investigation and resolution approaches, including appropriate recordkeeping and transparency/privacy issues. Examples of effective strategies for prevention and for supporting survivors during and following investigations will be discussed; as well as the rights of the accused and our responsibilities to them. Panelists are experienced in training on Title IX and the investigation of sex discrimination/harassment complaints at both the PK-12 and higher education levels.

Asians at Harvard, and in America: Yes, we’re discriminated against; No, the Ivy League school isn’t the right target

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-asians-at-harvard-and-in-america-20181016-story.html

I’ve experienced anti-Asian prejudice since I was a kid. The first time I ever rode a school bus, my white neighbors leaned across the aisle, stretching their eyes and pantomiming buck teeth amid stifled laughter.

When I was 15, a New York City policeman caught me jaywalking and asked me frankly if I spoke English, expressing surprise when I responded in perfect Newyorkese.

And yes, when I applied to Harvard in 2012, I was told that I might as well subtract 200 points from my SAT score — or just give up entirely. Top universities already had more Asians than they could handle, and I wasn’t different enough to make the cut.

Already then, the anti-Asian bias in elite schools’ admissions was an open secret. One Chinese-American acquaintance confided to me that she was advised not to be “another Asian girl who plays the violin”; Harvard rejected her.

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