Title IX and Sexual Discrimination
This paper discuses Title IX of the Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, also known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in honor of its creator.
# 100708 | 755 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Jan 27, 2008 in Education (Administration) , Law (Constitution) , Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics) , Women Studies (General)
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This paper explains that Title IX was the first comprehensive federal law of its kind intended to prohibit sexual discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. The author points out that many people mistakenly believe Title IX only deals with athletics; whereas, it actually covers ten key areas such as access to education for pregnant and parenting students and standardized testing. The paper stresses that Title IX did much to alleviate the belief that men and women are not capable of reaching the same levels of achievement. The author concludes that, although not all traces of gender inequality in educational settings have been eradicated, it is quite obvious Title IX has been a success.
From the Paper:"Patsy Mink, the creator of Title IX, was a United States Representative from Hawaii. She was the first minority female to serve in Congress. Throughout her long and successful career, Mink did much to advance women's struggle for equality. Patsy Mink realized that American society is not constructed as a society that readily provides equal opportunities to males and females. Mink experienced many instances of discrimination while trying to advance through education. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Davis, Michelle R. "New U.S. Rules Boost Single-Sex Schooling." Education Week 26 (2006): 5+.
- Kennedy, Charles L. "College Sports and Title IX #3." Gender Issues 23 (2006): 70-79
- Suggs, Welch. "A Place on the Team: the Triumph and Tragedy of Title IX." Princeton University Press (2005).
- Brady, Erik. "Arguments for, Against Title IX Stay Unresolved as Symposium Begins." USA Today 29 Mar. 2007.
- Riley, Richard W. United States. US Department of Education. Title IX. 18 Apr. 2007 <http://www.ed.gov/pubs/TitleIX/part1.html>.
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