383 Results for tag: Title IX

Title IX Compliance Costs Don’t Add Up

The University of Richmond just decided to drop men's soccer and track and field to make room for men's lacrosse. Why? Because "the University is committed to gender equity in its athletic program, and this decision supports the University's continued compliance with Title IX." Hardly. Pitting the genders against one another (the school had to eliminate ... More

Students Happy? Dept. of Ed Doesn’t Care!

It's laughable that the Department of Education claims "The three-part test gives institutions flexibility and affords them control over their athletics programs" when its rigorous partial enforcement system prevents schools from choosing which prong they comply with. Ever since the Department of Education rescinded the model survey as an acceptable ... More

Poof! Goes Football, Says the New York Times

While Humboldt State's football team is making a comeback from recent losing seasons, other Cal State programs can't recover from defeat that took place almost 20 years ago — but it's not their fault. Back in '93, a multi-year agreement between California State University and the National Organization for Women (NOW) cemented proportionality's mark ... More

LAT Favors Fluff Over Fact

Chris Erskine's Los Angeles Times column, "Title IX has benefited anyone who loves sports," is the latest contribution to the ever-growing nonsensical and biased coverage of Title IX's 40th anniversary. His baseless and garbled views belittle the thousands of boys who lost athletic opportunities and ignore the large contingent of reform supporters ... More

Huffington Post Live Covers Title IX

On Tuesday night, Huffington Post Live ran a segment, "Title IX Bad for Sports: Gender Equality Law Not So Equal After All." Guests discussed cuts to men's teams in colleges, overreach in high schools and some of the reasons why reform of the law's regulations is absolutely vital. Leo Kocher, President of ASC, was one of the participants. Amidst all the ... More

Accepting the New Reality in HS as School Year Starts

The back-to-school season is usually an exciting time for students. They are eagerly anticipating seeing old friends, taking new courses and most importantly for some, getting the chance to compete on sports teams. But as advocates for Title IX proportionality continue to influence high school administrators, state regulators and their band of supporte... More

Letdown on Competitive Cheer Ruling

The 2nd U.S. Circuit of Appeals upheld a U.S. District Court's 2010 ruling that competitive cheerleading cannot be considered a sport under Title IX. In the 2010 decision, Judge Stefan R. Underhill forced Quinnipiac University to reinstate the women's volleyball team because competitive cheerleading "is still too underdeveloped and disorganized to be ... 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

On Female Athletes at the Olympics

It's not a common occurrence we say this, but Professor Erin Buzevis makes a solid observation about Title IX on the Title IX Blog: "It's a laudable milestone that this is the first Olympics to which every country has sent at least one woman, and that countries like Russia, along with the U.S., have more female athletes in their delegations than male. ... 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