383 Results for tag: Title IX

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

Who’s Missing From the Title IX Birthday Celebration?

In today's Washington Times, ASC Chairman Eric Pearson reflects on the 40 years since the passage of Title IX: PEARSON: After 40 years, Title IX is getting old for boys Law letting girls into college sports ends up pushing boys out To hear reporters tell it, Americans one and all are gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX. But if you ... More

American Sports Council Reflects on Title IX As It Turns 40

Our official statement: "The American Sports Council (ASC) welcomes the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The expansion of sports opportunities for female athletes is tremendous. This growth is emblematic of the cultural shift in the United States of America that now accepts and promotes both male and female athleticism and lifelong exercise as beneficial to ... 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

Gotta Get the Facts Right to Make a Valid Point

The National Women's Law Center's (NWLC) June fact sheet, "The Next Generation of Title IX: Athletics," focuses on the differences in participation rates between boys and girls in elementary schools and high schools. The report ranks high schools according to the "percentage of high schools in the state reporting a participation gap of 10 percentage points ... More

Butler U.’s Nuanced Title IX Compliance Situation

In today's Indianpolis Star Tribune, op-ed contributor Daniel A. Cohen provides a solid analysis of the unusual situation Butler University has found itself in following an OCR compliance review. The school is now figuring out how to address two of the findings: There are less female athletes than male athletes, but more female athletes than male athletes ... 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