Essay about Title Ix And High School And College Sports

1238 Words Sep 26th, 2016 5 Pages
Sports today are so popular. Popular enough that they have become a big part of our lives. Sports began as far as we exist. Basketball started in 1891. Basketball was only a male 's sport in 1891. Then in the late 1800s, the rules were confirmed for women and at that point women started playing. Yet are men and women treated equally in sports? Are the opportunities the same for men and women? Do they have the same salary? They are far from similar. It all starts with school sports following Title IX, the media is included in the mix of it, and girls are not pay well as the males are.
Title IX is important to high school and college in sports and academics. Title IX was created in the 1970s by Congress. Title IX is a Federal law that states; "No person in the United States shall be based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." So, in other words, boys and girls should be equal, yet it is a known fact the female athletes in high school and college continue to lag behind male athletes in equipment, uniforms, and facilities. For example, back in my high school the girls ' basketball team only had 1 assistant coach, but the boy 's team had 4 assistant coaches. The school was bad about providing us equal amount of assistant coaches. That is where Title IX needed to come in. Kentucky sports in high school have a problem…

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