R. Shep Melnick


The Title IX Spotlight Shifts from the Campus to the Schoolhouse

New federal rules aim at preventing sexual harassment and assault in elementary and secondary education

New Title IX Rules Require Hearings, Cross-Examinations in Colleges But Not High Schools

Comment Deadline Nears For Proposed DeVos Policy

Rethinking Federal Regulation of Sexual Harassment

The need for deliberation, not demagoguery, in the Age of Trump

WINTER 2018 / VOL. 18, NO. 1

Is the Constitution Colorblind?

Debating Antonin Scalia’s record on race and education

FALL 2017 / VOL. 17, NO. 4

Equal Protection Bars Racial Favoritism

In his 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote surprisingly few opinions in education cases, and even when he did, he seldom mentioned education.

FALL 2017 / VOL. 17, NO. 4

Civil Wrongs

Federal equity initiative promotes paperwork, not equality

WINTER 2016 / VOL. 16, NO. 1

Blog Posts/Multimedia

The Mismeasure of “Enforcement”

The U.S. Civil Rights Commission’s 2019 report on Civil Rights enforcement includes vast amounts of data. But its capacious understanding of “enforcement” allows it to disguise key policy choices.


Is the Trump Education Department Really “Rolling Back” Civil Rights?

Looking behind the hype on sexual assault enforcement


How Civil Rights Enforcement Got Swept Into the Culture Wars, and What a New Administration Can Do About It

The incoming leaders of the civil rights office should demonstrate their commitment to the rule of law by following APA’s notice-and-comment rulemaking procedures.

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