Presentation on theme: "Title IX By Max Tishman and Eric White. What is it? Law enacted on June 23,1972 Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act States “No person in."— Presentation transcript:
What is it? Law enacted on June 23,1972 Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act States “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.”
How Title IX Has Changed Women’s Sports Women participate in sports at a earlier age The number of women college athletes has nearly quadrupled.
Brown University Challenges Title IX School tried to cut the school budget by taking away two men’s sports and two women’s sports School would save $16,000 by cutting the men’s sports School would save $62,000 by cutting the women’s sports Courts did not allow it Opponents of the law argue that men's sports suffer when women’s sports get more attention
Examples of Title IX http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase. pl?navby=search&case=/uscircs/4th/991014p. html http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase. pl?navby=search&case=/uscircs/4th/991014p. html A girl recruited to be the kicker on Duke University’s football team was discriminated against because she was a female
Another Example!!!! http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/201 1/04/university_of_south_florida_ca.php http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/201 1/04/university_of_south_florida_ca.php “At the University of South Florida, more than half of the 71 women on the cross-country roster failed to run a race in 2009. Asked about it, a few laughed and said they did not know they were on the team.”
One More Example http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/sports/ 02gender.html?src=mv http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/sports/ 02gender.html?src=mv Recently Colleges cut off some of their Men’s sports to satisfy Title IX. In this case The University of Delaware cut its Men’s Track, Wrestling, Gymnastics and Swimming programs.