“Title IX operates as a quota.”

Here’s a Letter to the Editor that was published at PhillyBurbs.com this morning that I wanted to share:

To the Editor:

Ms. Koblan’s May 10 letter fails to state the intent of Title IX. Unfortunately, Title IX is no longer faithful to anti-discrimination. Instead, it discriminates against males and has contributed to the reduction of programs for male athletes.

Title IX operates as a quota. It places undue emphasis on proportionality, which fails to take into account any differences in the genders’ respective levels of interest in participating in athletics.

The original purpose of Title IX policy was for the prevention of discrimination. Instead, it amounts to an exercise in governmentally mandated social engineering, whereby athletic opportunities are taken away from male students and given to female students.

Due to the unnecessary reduction of male athletic opportunities, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recommended in April that Title IX policy should use surveys to measure interest, and specifically recommended the Department of Education regulation on interest and abilities be revised “to explicitly take into account the interest of both sexes rather than just the interest of the underrepresented sex,” almost always females.

Allan E. Carson
Assistant football coach
New Hope-Solebury High School

For more on that USCCR report that suggested those changes, click here.

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