EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: DeVos & Campus Rape and Segregated Florida Schools

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Title IX Changes Are Coming. Can Sides Find Common Ground? I BuzzFeed News

Tamara Rice Lave expected a lot of disagreement when she invited 12 lawyers and professors to a dinner in Chicago on March 3, a day before they all sat down to talk about campus rape policies. But the tension was eased by margaritas, guacamole, and a baby.The group that Lave, a University of Miami law professor, gathered were members of an American Bar Association task force on campus sexual assault, and for many, it was the first time they'd sat down to work at the same table as their ideological opposites.

Florida schools growing more segregated – and the problem is worst in Miami, study says I Miami Herald

“You are concentrating students who already come to school with fewer resources, less support and maybe a more destabilized community, which can depress outcomes,” said Osamudia James, a law professor at the University of Miami who specializes in education issues. But the impact goes beyond academic opportunities, James said. Children who aren’t exposed to people from other backgrounds are less likely to see racial and economic disparities as a problem, she said. “It creates a sense for white students in all-white schools that their monopoly on resources is normal,” she said. “If people grow up thinking that’s normal, they will not question it later and that’s a real problem.”

CONTACT: Catharine Skipp at 305-284-9810 or cskipp@law.miami.edu