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1 Title IX Current Issues for Secondary School Athletics and Physical Education Linda Jean Carpenter, Ph.D., J.D.

2 ACCESS

3 You dont need a uniform if you are not on the team.

4 ,484,9873,207, ,666, ,015 Progress for all: BoysGirls (nfhs.org)

5 Issue: Access More female HS athletes More male HS athletes Since (economic downturn) there are 263,139 more high school students participating in athletics than ever before.

6 Issue: Access More female HS athletes More male HS athletes Growth in last 5 years: Females: 150,267

7 Issue: Access More female HS athletes More male HS athletes Growth in last 5 years: Females: 150,267 Males: 112,872

8 Issue: Access More female HS athletes More male HS athletes Growth in last 5 years: Females: 150, % of increase Males: 112, % of increase

9 Knowledge vs. Sound bite Issue: Access

10 More female HS athletes More male HS athletes Growth in last 5 years: Females: 150, % of increase Males: 112, % of increase But, Girls=only 42.7% of all HS athletes

11 Most Popular High School Girls Sports in US – 2011/12 1 Basketball 2 Track and Field 3 Volleyball 4 Softball FP 5 Cross Country 6 Soccer 7 Tennis 8 Golf 9 Swimming/Diving 10 Competitive Spirit Squad (nfhs.org)

12 Most Popular High School Girls Sports in US – 2011/12 1 Basketball 2 Track and Field 3 Volleyball 4 Softball FP 5 Cross Country 6 Soccer 7 Tennis 8 Golf 9 Swimming/Diving 10 Competitive Spirit Squad (nfhs.org)

13 Is Cheer* a sport for Title IX purposes? AKA: Competitive Spirit Squad Stunts & Acrobat Team Issue: Access- Proportionality

14 Is Cheer* a sport for Title IX purposes? Issue: Access- Proportionality Answers: Office for Civil Rights Biediger v Quinnipiac University

15 Issue: Pregnancy

16 Issue: Contact Sport Exemption Does Title IXs Contact Sport Exemption available for co-ed Physical Education classes help or hurt girls?

17 Issue: Contact Sport Exemption Should Title IXs Contact Sport Exemption be retired?

18 Issue: Retaliation Does Title IX help to fight Retaliation?

19 Embrace equity more than tradition or privilege.

20 Thanks for being with us today. Kelly Witte Penny Portman Linda Jean Carpenter


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