The Benefits Of Title IX

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Title IX The time period of the sixties and seventies was a very hard time for many women in this country. By this time many civil rights acts had been passed but not one that stopped discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid on the basis of sex. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is the landmark legislation that bans sex discrimination in schools, whether it be in academics or athletics. Title IX states, "No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid." This basically means that women can no longer be discriminated against when applying for a school or an athletic team. Universities today are required to give women the same equal opportunities that men have. Title IX does not only deal with education, it deals with athletics also. Schools…show more content…
It mandates equal opportunity in education, something some have called the most significant step for women since suffrage” (McInerney). “The law applies to every aspect of education, including admissions and recruitment, comparable facilities for males and females, access to course offerings, access to schools of vocational education, counseling and counseling materials, financial assistance, student health and insurance benefits and/or services, housing, marital and parental status of students, physical education and athletics, education programs and activities, and employment. Title IX focuses attention on the legal requirements of institutions receiving federal financial assistance to provide equal athletic opportunities for females” (Tenn). Title IX covers so many different aspects of discrimination in athletics, and that is why I believe that it is a great establishment for this

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