Title IX needs reform

Asche Schow | Washington Examiner

The anti-discrimination law known as Title IX is meant to protect students from gender-based discrimination, but it has been used over the years to perpetuate it.

“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,” states the law’s preamble.

Originally passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX was mostly used to increase opportunities for women to participate in sports. It quickly became used as a tool not for gender equity but for gender parity. This has been done through bureaucratic “clarifications” issued by the Department of Education — which are not subject to congressional approval, even though they impose new requirements for federally funded higher learning institutions.

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