50 Results for tag: gender quotas

Appeals Court Ruling Paves Way for Gender Quotas in High School Sports

The followers of the American Sports Council (ASC) will recall that we've been warning for years that gender quota activists were setting their sights on applying Title IX's proportionality rule to high school sports. Now, with a recent federal court ruling, that day has come. In a September 19, 2014 decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth ... More

They Can’t Blame Football

Mount St. Mary's University is the latest school to announce Title IX cuts, dropping men's soccer and men's and women's golf. The university administrators offered the usual explanation — financial constraints — and threw in the typical caveat about their long-term commitment to Title IX ("something we take very seriously and keeps us within our ... More

The Women’s Sports Foundation: A Magician

The good news: The Women's Sports Foundation (WSF) reads this blog. Could it mean that WSF activists are finally grasping the truth? That they recognize that current Title IX enforcement methods are not working because they create discrimination and disruption in our schools' athletic departments and that reforming those regulations will permit meaningful ... 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

NWLC Continues to Misunderstand Title IX

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) via Neena Chaudhry doesn’t let two days go by before taking advantage of the immensely unfortunate dismissal of our case, American Sports Council v. the Department of Education, to throw easy, rhetorical bait to its supporters and further distinguish itself from serious Title IX reformers who are trying to achieve ... More

American Sports Council Reacts to Dismissal of Lawsuit Against DOE

On March 27, the District Court dismissed American Sports Council v. Department of Education based on standing.Eric Pearson, Chairman of the American Sports Council, reacts: "It is unfortunate that the Court refused to hear the merits of our case, American Sports Council v Department of Education. The Court accepted the government's objection to the ASC's ... More

Addressing the Real Harms of Title IX Policy

In the Atlantic essay, “How Title IX Hurts Female Athletes,” Linda Flanagan and Susan H. Greenberg cite the prevalence of injuries and eating disorders, as well as the tremendous pressure to win games as evidence proving Title IX’s negative impact on girls. Those issues are serious and do deserve attention, but male athletes face the same challenges ... More

Dept. of Education: Power, Lobbyists More Important Than Student Athletes

Last Friday, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) led a tweet-up with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to "kick off 2012 and to recognize the 40th anniversary of Title IX this year." Here’s what actually happened: Our Secretary of Education went to the offices of ... More

Elementary Schools New Front For Discriminatory Title IX Implementation?

In an unfortunate follow-up to our last post disproving activists' claims that boys teams aren't cut due to Title IX, a discriminatory new athletic policy has emerged out of Pittsburgh's elementary schools. Not college, not high school. Elementary school. That's how far removed we are now are from where Title IX was supposed to lead us. The Pittsburgh ... More

Debunking the Title IX Myth…For Real

Dawn Redd, head volleyball coach at Beloit College, attempts to provide "the truth" about Title IX on her blog, Coach Dawn Writes. Except in trying to set the record straight, she further distorts the myths reiterated by gender quota activists. Let's begin with this statement: "It turns out that equity in athletics was a happy by-product of a much ... More