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July 21, 2011

Challenge to the Title IX Challenge

Debate over gender imbalances in high school sports heats up. From the A.P.

July 13, 2011

Title IX Stikes Idaho Schools

I have no problem with Title IX hovering over gender equity in sports. Maybe, just maybe, one day the feds will take a look at academic gender inequities, with far fewer boys arriving in their senior year prepared and motivated to take on college work.

July 02, 2011

If Only the Feds Took Academic Gaps as Seriously

Tiny gender gaps in athletic participation can trigger lawsuits. Huge gender gaps in academic outcomes can pass unnoticed.

April 26, 2011

Improving Title IX Coverage

Typically, a news article about Title IX struggles on campus can run 25 inches or longer and never even mention the core issue: The pinch isn't just about more men than women wanting to play sports; the pinch comes from gender imbalanced campuses. Points to The New York Times for getting it right to...

April 08, 2011

Clueless in Hollywood

Why is this so hard to comprehend? Education inequalities are not measured by how many boys vs. girls sign up for lacrosse. They are measured in outcomes, as in, who is ready for post-secondary education. Look at the numbers. Title IX results, measured by sports participation, are hopelessly irrelev...

March 15, 2011

Help Me Understand This

The problem in Florida is more boys than girls want to play sports, which exposes high school to gender inequity infractions. Immediate action is needed, say high school educators, to attract more young girls into sports. But boys can lag far behind girls in academic outcomes and no action is neede...

November 21, 2010

Chicago Schools Discriminating Against Girl Athletes?

That's the Title 9 challenge from the National Women's Law Center. And here's the radio debate where a University of Chicago law professor challenges the merit of the suit. Thanks to Christina Hoff Sommers for spotting these.

April 14, 2010

Title IX Gone Too Far?

That's the argument made here.

April 02, 2010

The Reality of Title IX

In truth, what makes the Title IX discussion so difficult is that in many cases it's about diminished number of men on campus. That makes the "equal" mandate painful to enforce, especially for colleges hoping to use athletics to draw more men to campuses. Catch 22. And yet, few want to confront tha...

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