Keeping an Eye on H.R. 2882 and S. 471

A few weeks back, we took note of an action alert from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) concerning two pieces of legislation designed to essentially bring Title IX enforcement to American high schools:

In honor of the 38th anniversary of Title IX on June 23, join AAUW in urging your member of Congress to enforce Title IX in our high schools and strengthen its protections. Two bills, the High School Athletics Accountability Act (H.R. 2882) and the High School Sports Information Collection Act (S. 471), would do just that. These bills would make participation rates and expenditures for high school athletes available to the public, helping communities better enforce Title IX.

As we warned at the time, the CSC believes that these two pieces of legislation are nothing more than the first step toward bringing proportionality and quotas to high school sports, something that would put more than 1 million male high school athletes under threat.

With that in mind, we’d like to let you know that AAUW is now sponsoring a petition to convince the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 2882, now still under consideration by the Committee on Education and Labor. Meanwhile, S. 471, is still under consideration by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Please know we’ll keep an eye on both of these pieces of legislation and continue to spread the word on the threat they represent to high school athletes.

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