The Pros And Cons Of Title IX

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"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). Forty-three years ago, a federal law was passed to eliminate gender inequality among schools. Title IX, among the Education Amendments of 1972, became the first federal law to prohibit sex discrimination in schools and education. The law covers both women and men, who are involved in any educational institution or program that has received or is currently receiving federal funds. Before Title IX was passed, women and young girls were usually excluded from any athletic opportunity that they had. Since the law was passed, women and girls have increased opportunities to participate and the rate has increased exponentially. Greater numbers of participation are shown in more elite competitions including the Olympics, World Championships, and Professional leagues, and stunning achievements have been made. However, many schools across the country still refuse to provide equal opportunities for girls to participate in sports. Attacks on Title IX often spring from misconceptions about how the law …show more content…

There 's been real growth in the number of women who participate in sports, receive scholarships, and benefit from increased budgets. There are more opportunities to compete at elite levels through competitions like the Olympics, World Championships and professional leagues. Opponents of Title IX claim that there is a negative impact on boys’ and men’s sports arising from attempts to increase opportunities for girls and women in athletics. These criticisms are based on misinterpretations of the law and are not supported by the facts. Title IX has revolutionized athletics as it continues to impact the world today. Before Title IX, women were given zero to none opportunities to participate in

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