Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee

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  • Equal Educational Opportunities
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2009

Determined whether Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination by federally funded educational institutions, precludes claims of unconstitutional gender discrimination in the schools.

In this case, the Supreme Court ruled that Title IX was not meant to be a substitute for Section 1983 of the Equal Protection Clause. Thus, Section 1983 suits under the Equal Protection Clause remain available to plaintiffs alleging gender discrimination in schools.