Friday, June 24, 2011

Title IX: Over the Hill at 39

Read an article by Carrie Lukas over at the Independent Women's Forum here.

As IWF has written before, the problem has rested in how Title IX's been enforced. Colleges have three ways that they can prove that there are in compliance with Title IX, but the only sure fire way to avoid a lawsuit is to make sure that the gender breakdown of the school's athletes matches the gender breakdown of the entire student body. That's become increasingly difficult at many schools since women account for about 6 out of every 10 undergrads.

Schools that don't have the money to start new teams for girls, or simply can't recruit enough women to join existing teams, have instead eliminated men's teams to make the numbers work. That means that thousands of would be male athletes have denied the opportunity to play sports because of Title IX.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

excellent and at the same time sad article