On Title IX and High Schools

Over the past several months, we’ve seen the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights inundated with Title IX complaints coming from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Although there are about 300 complaints in total, the heart of each is always the same: that the gender balance of the athletic department of the high school in question is isn’t in synch with the gender balance of its student body.

Bottom line: in the mind of some anonymous individual, there are too many boys high school students playing sports in those three states.
And with that, we welcome you to the next frontier in Title IX enforcement, the American high school.
Kerry Eggers, a columnist for the Portland Tribune, took a look at the issue earlier this week. There’s more to come. Stay tuned.

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