Historically, inquiries and discussions regarding gender and education have focused on the disadvantages girls have been subject to by the educational system. In 1972, Congress passed educational amendments – specifically Title IX – to deal with the educational gender gap faced by females that had always existed but had become more widely acknowledged since the Civil Rights era. These laws were designed to ensure equal educational opportunities with regards to sex, and through them, lawmakers hoped to shrink, if not totally eradicate, the disparity in education that occurred between ...
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