Title Analysis : ' A Law Worth Keeping ' Title Ix ' Essay

1464 Words Oct 19th, 2016 6 Pages
Title IX- A Law Worth Keeping Title IX is a federal law created in 1972 that prohibits sexual discrimination in education and school athletics. Sexual discrimination in education can be interpreted as females not receiving equal scholarship opportunities as males, as well as women’s programs or men’s programs getting less funding so that the other gender’s programs may gain. The main reason that Title was created was to prevent sexual discrimination in places of education. Although some believe Title IX has its flaws and think that the law creates more discrimination, Title IX is a well rounded, effective law that is worth keeping. In 1971 there were only 294,015 females participating in school sports. After Title IX was introduced, record shows that in 1972-73 the women participation count for sports increased to 817,073. In 2000-01 it reached an all-time high of 2.8 million women participants according to “Taking a Hit: While Women’s Programs Flourished Under Title IX, Men’s Athletics Suffered” written by Dave Benson. Benson also wrote that “…colleges and universities around the country are either dropping men’s athletics [sic] programs or reducing them to the club level to bring participation levels in line with Title IX…” In Benson’s article, he quoted Jim Carr stating, “‘Schools have chosen to drop men’s teams instead of adding women’s teams.’” Carr is the managing director and legal counsel for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). What…

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