Title IX and Men's Athletics
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The paper explains that because athletic funding is only divided by gender, a greater amount of money is being allotted to fewer female athletes, while more male athletes are receiving less. The paper further explains that male dominated programs like football require an enormous amount of funding. The paper suggests a solution that would be to allott funds by the proportion of female and male athletes. The paper believes that this would reduce the controversy surrounding Title IX and its impact on college sports.
From the Paper:"In 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title IX 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. Though the original statute makes no particular mention of athletic programs, the effects of Title IX on school sports has been astounding. The controversy surrounding Title IX is a result of its effects on men's athletics, though it has allowed for valuable improvements in female participation and their opportunities for non-discriminant education. Simple changes that could be made regarding distribution of funds would reduce controversy and allow for greater support for the continuation of the amendment, which is necessary due to the lack of other non-discrimination laws and the benefits Title IX has brought to women's academics and athletics."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Title IX fact sheet. (2009). Unpublished manuscript, The Equity, Diversity, and Compliance Office , Tennessee State Univeristy, Nashville, Tennessee. Retrieved from http://www.tnstate.edu/interior.asp?mid=2209
- Title IX FAQ. (n.d.). Equity Online, Retrieved from http://www2.edc.org/WomensEquity/resource/title9/t9faq.htm
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