27 Results for tag: reform

Why Title IX Rules Might Turn Out the Lights on High School Baseball Tradition

When Patsy Mink, the former Congresswoman from Hawaii, worked to create the anti- discrimination law that would later become known as Title IX, she was motivated to end horrendous gender quotas that capped enrollment of women in medical and law schools.  But she probably never expected that the law would cause high school administrators to turn off the ... More

Sports Are About Athletes, Not Gender Ratios

In the public discourse, we rarely hear the case for Title IX reform. So it's refreshing to see someone advocate for common-sense changes that would recover the law's original intention - equality of opportunity - for the benefit of student athletics and beyond. In The Rocket, the Slippery Rock University newspaper, student and assistant sports editor ... More

See, a Sober Analysis of Title IX Is Possible

Judicious  and candid as ever, Richard Epstein, professor of law at New York University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, writes in Ricochet "Why No One Should Celebrate Title IX." Making the case for full repeal, Epstein argues that government intervention in athletics has caused more discrimination, not less. He says that market forces ... More

When Will the Fabrications End?

In the Florida Times-Union, we learn that "Boys aren't being hurt by Title IX" even though male and female athletes, think-tankers and government lawyers  prove otherwise.  We are told that Title IX enforcement is not akin to a quota despite the widespread implementation of artificial, rigid limits on the number of male athletes allowed to play and ... More

And Those Title IX Enforcement Criticisms Keep Coming…

Because the 40th anniversary of Title IX received mostly glowing coverage in the press, there wasn't much room for dissenting voices while the celebrations were going on (save for ASC Chairman Eric Pearson's op-ed and a great piece by Carrie Lukas from IWF). But in the weeks following the law's milestone, we've seen people vocalizing discontent for what ... More

Straying from the Purpose of Title IX

Another brave voice speaks up on the various ways dubious Title IX regulations have manifested themselves in athletics. In the Anchorage Daily News, Martin Byrne provides a sober analysis of men's cuts, distortions to collegiate athletics and media bias. An excerpt (read the whole commentary here): What SI, ESPN, and ADN consistently fail to mention ... More

More 40th Anniversary Reflections

On Philly.com, opinion contributor Mike Harrigan recognizes broad cultural shifts that have increased female participation in athletics and calls for common sense changes to Title IX. On proportionality, he writes: Today's problems with Title IX come from the way that colleges and universities use the so-called "three-prong" approach to implement the ... More

Title IX Twitter Chat: #fail

Another day, another unimpressive Twitter chat. Tuesday's Title IX tweetchat, hosted by the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) with Jon Carson, the Director of Public Engagement at the White House, proved to be a self-aggrandizing, fact-fleeting, accountability-lacking publicity stunt. "Submit your questions w/hashtag #WHTitleIX," NWLC told the public. ... More

Sick of Title IX “Myths”? Just call them “Facts”

The National Coalition for Women & Girls in Education recently issued a report evaluating how Title IX has influenced girls' achievements in education and athletics. Instead of presenting a factual assessment of the harmful side effects from Title IX enforcement methods, the report is chock full of opinion, agenda and rhetoric (though the Washington ... More

Cutting Men’s Sports — Just a “Misunderstanding”

So says Judith Sweet, Title IX consultant extraordinaire. In an interview with the NCAA (her former employer), Sweet was asked, "Why do we need to celebrate this anniversary?" She responded (excerpt): "In celebrating, we also should recognize that our work is not done. We need to continue to educate, to present facts to erase the misunderstandings ... More