Title IX - College Writing 11.21.05 Title IX Since the...

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College Writing 11.21.05 Title IX Since the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the release of its implementing regulation in June of 1975, the insinuation of Title IX for the physical education programs of public schools and institutions of postsecondary education have been the focus of considerable attention. Title IX provides 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 means all people are affected by Title IX through all aspects of education and athletics. There is no way to evade it. As long as you went through public education once in your life, played in a sports team in high school or college, or even received an athletic scholarship, you have experienced Title IX. However, I am more focusing on the athletics part of Title IX which has three main parts to it. It requires institutions to offer male and female students equal opportunities to participate in sports, to allocate scholarship dollars equitably, and to treat male and female students fairly in all characteristics of athletics. Allocating athletic scholarships equally is not hard (for example, if 42% of a school’s athletes are women, the school needs to provide about 42% of its total athletic scholarship dollars.) Treating men and women equally in all features of sports programming is not hard either. All the school has to do to meet this requirement is fairly distribute equipment, supplies, locker rooms, and playing fields,
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scheduling of games and practices, and financial support for travel and expenses. However, the biggest issue is with providing men and women with equal opportunities to
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