Title IX

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As part of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title lX states that, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of 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.” This act has been one the most controversial and most scrutinized amendments to be passed in years and it has never been re-evaluated. It has done a lot during its years by increasing womens sports at all levels and even decreasing mens sports at mainly the collegiate level. In this paper I will discuss the ways that it has a positive and negative effects as well as how it should be re-evaluated and how social levels and demographics effect the way the cause works. It is based upon a 3 prong system of compliance. The first prong is to make sure that the school is providing athletic opportunities that are substantially proportionate to the student enrollment. Prong two states the school must demonstrate a continual expansion of athletic opportunities for the underrepresented gender. The final prong of the test of compliance says the school must have full and effective accommodation of the interest and ability of the underrepresented gender. This test is a great way to make sure that women are getting the same amount of federal financing than the men. This test will also help to make sure the demographics and size of the school are taken into complete consideration. The 3rd prong of the compliance test is very sketchy. The idea of being able to take a solid poll of the interest for certain sports and to be bale to have the full amount of women and men able to take part is hard to judge. I know that the school can look at the dem... ... middle of paper ... ...participation levels and interest levels in women's sports at all levels. One big women's sport that is well known worldwide now and is a leader for Title lX is the US Women's Soccer team who has won previous World Cups Titles and has been a firm demander and supporter of what Title lX has done and will continue to do. Years ago no one even cared about women's sports and what it takes for a woman to be accepted in the sporting world and not be called a tom-boy. It takes determination and hard work, much more of say the average male athlete. Even though men are taking hits throughout the years for equality, women are taking strides towards equality and are looking towards the future or their sports and their games.

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