Press Release

AFT’s Weingarten on Biden Administration’s Proposed Title IX Rule

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Andrew Crook
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WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement after the Department of Education proposed a rule to prohibit schools from categorically banning transgender students from participating in sports:

“We welcome this guidance. It protects transgender students from politically motivated blanket bans on their participation in sports from numerous states. And it proposes a practical road map for schools and colleges to craft athletic policies and criteria for male and female teams consistent with Title IX.”

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The AFT represents 1.7 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.