Sunday, December 12, 2010

The NWLC's Big Lie

They claim that poor funding and a lack of opportunities are the reasons fewer girls than boys participate in high school sports.

Coaches and administrators who work with student-athletes know funding and opportunities aren't what's holding down participation numbers among girls in some schools.

We know that, even when funding is available and opportunities are offered, fewer girls opt to play sports than boys. We wish that weren't the case, but it is. We'd like higher participation numbers, but we don't always get them. Read more here.

Cindy Rivers, athletic director at Lake Placid High School, doesn't agree with the NWLC's assumption.

"It's hard to get the girls to come out and play," Rivers said. "There's not the desire."

Mort Jackson concurred. He tries to recruit girls for sports. "We do everything we can do to get girls to participate, just can't get the girls to come out."


"I don't know. Tell me that, and I can solve the problem," the Avon Park High School athletic director said.

One reason though, is that cheerleading — now counted as a sport — attracts 30 girls.

"But they don't play soccer. They don't want to play basketball."

So, why do the NWLC and WSF continue to push what they want you to buy into, rather than what's actually true? It's got to do with money, fans. Title IX litigations is a cash cow for lawyers.

We're nearly four decades into Title IX. Unfortunately, what started out as a great concept has been turned upside down by radical feminists. They've been successful in bringing down hundreds of mens' teams at the collegiate level. Now they're setting their sights on public schools.

Is Title IX working?

In an effort to cut budgets and maintain equality, secondary schools and colleges are trimming minor sports like gymnastics and volleyball.

Title IX, Quarles says now, "was fair in the beginning. But it should not come at the expense of our smaller sports. It's working in reverse."

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