393) For example, when school board officials opened YWLS, they alleged that offering comparable science, math enrichment, and leadership programs in a coeducational setting would ensure the school's constitutionality.
But see Vojdik, supra note 17, at 97 ("[I]t is not clear that New York City school officials agreed to create YWLS to redress past discrimination in public education.
Also, the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women and other civil liberties groups filed a complaint in 1996 with OCR against YWLS that has not yet been resolved.
699, 721 (contending that to survive the substantial relationship test, YWLS "must show that the exclusion of young men is somewhat necessary to accomplishing its objective of compensating women" (emphasis added)); Monica J.
The philanthropist and former journalist Ann Rubenstein Tisch initiated plans for the YWLS in 1995, but did not open its doors until the fall of 1996.
At the elementary and secondary school levels, the Young Women's Leadership Foundation, which founded YWLS, "is stimulating interest and supporting local efforts to establish a national network of exemplary public girls' schools in other large cities.