27 Results for tag: reform

CA Lawmaker Speaks Truths on Title IX, Bashing Ensues

The overblown, hostile reactions following California Assemblyman Chris Norby's public criticism of Title IX enforcement would be laughable if they didn't mean that the media and activist groups actually believe that Title IX is impervious to criticism. The last time I checked, our society welcomes — no, cherishes — free speech, even if it's not so ... More

Title IX Should Benefit All, Not Some

As the old saying goes, "One person's loss is another person's gain." It's often repeated in the context of finding a dropped 5 dollar bill, saying goodbye to a coworker or describing the current stock market situation. But is it acceptable to throw around when talking about sports opportunities in K-12 and college? Absolutely not. Students' athletic ... More

What’s Leading Wrestling’s Future?

In a Cleveland Plain Dealer article titled, "Women may hold key to future of wrestling: Olympics Watch", reporter Tim Warsinskey asks: "Can women save wrestling?" An alternative way to understand the current wrestling landscape is: "What caused the demise of the sport's teams?" and subsequently, "What is the most effective, far-reaching  prescription ... More

Some Common Sense Ideas on Title IX Reform from Beau Dure

Earlier today, the College Sports Council got into another sharp exchange on Twitter that, in the end, might have actually produced something productive. While you can read about the details yourself at Sportsmyriad, a blog run by ex-USA Today reporter Beau Dure, I'd like to focus on some of the ideas that Dure proposed for Title IX reform, ideas that ... More

The Price of Honesty: Part II

Last week, we told you how veteran women's basketball writer Wendy Parker came under intense attack when she suggested that it was time to reform the way Title IX has been enforced. Safe to say, the hits keep on coming. Click here to read one of the more blistering rants you'll come across from After Atalanta. If you'd like to leave some encouraging ... More

The Price of Honesty

Yesterday, I shared a link to a column by Wendy Parker where she called for a total revamp of Title IX enforcement that was published over at Blue Star Basketball. As for the aftermath, The Title IX Blog, Women's Hoops, Swish Appeal and They're Playing Basketballcame after Parker with knives sharpened. Parker posted her response today: It seems like ... More

Time to Scrap Title IX in Sports?

As many of our readers are probably already aware, June 23rd is traditionally celebrated as the anniversary of Title IX. This year marks the law's 38th birthday, at least when you talk to the folks in the activist community who have gotten into the habit of singing its praises without noting its unintended effects -- primarily the destruction and denial of ... More

From the Archives of Walter Olson

Earlier today, I had a pleasant exchange over Twitter with Walter Olson, the mind behind the brilliant blog, Overlawyered.com. While Walter may be best known for his blog today, he wasn't always behind the controls there. Such was the case back in 1998 when he wrote a piece for Reason Magazine called, "Title IX from Outer Space." Here's an excerpt: [H]ead ... More

Yahoo! Asks: Should Title IX Be Reformed?

Earlier this morning, I saw the following question posted on Yahoo! Answers: "I think there should be reform in Title IX. Do you agree?" While I think it's clear what my answer would be, I think our readers should feel free to chime in with their own responses. More

More on Yesterday’s Announcement on the Model Survey

Here in Washington, it's the day after the Obama Administration announced a change in the way schools can use the model survey toprove compliance with Title IX. Needless to say, while the folks at CSC were disappointed with the decision and believe that it's an incredible step backward, we're not any less committed to the fight for true equity in college ... More