AirTalk for July 23, 2013

USC students file federal complaint over school’s handling of sexual assault cases

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USC students have filed a complaint with the US Dept. of Education regarding the school's handling of cases of sexual assaults.

The Federal government is investigating the University of Southern California over how it handled alleged sexual assault cases that were not properly dealt with by school administration. Two current students told reporters at a news conference that many more cases were reported to the school and handled improperly, in their opinions. The investigation is being carried out by the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, and it's just the latest in a series of investigations into colleges about how they're complying with Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

Why have some schools run into problems implementing Title IX? Should USC reopen the cases?

Guests:

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, Reporter, KPCC

Linda Fairstein, Senior Advisor, K2 Intelligence, a corporate investigations firm


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