ERIC Number: ED390342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training and Life-Long Learning of the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session (May 9, 1995).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities.
The subcommittee met to discuss and hear testimony on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a law designed to prohibit sex discrimination in intercollegiate athletics at federally funded education programs or activities. Among issues addressed were the means by which universities demonstrate that they are in compliance with Title IX as well as the achievements and benefits of the legislation in the 23 years since it was passed. Witnesses who appeared in panels to testify included House Representatives Hastert and Collins and representatives of the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education. Also appearing were representatives of universities including the president of Brown University, Vartan Gregorian, and president of Eastern Illinois University, David L. Jorns. They were either troubled by the direction of Title IX enforcement or felt that current enforcement allows an appropriate level of flexibility in achieving compliance. Representatives of several organizations in the athletic community appeared including the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, the National Wrestling Coaches Association, Women's Sports Foundation, the College Football Association. These offered differing opinions on the impact of Title IX on their sports and athletes. Extensive additional material that was submitted for the record is included. (JB)
Descriptors: College Athletics, Compliance (Legal), Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Hearings, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Program Implementation, Sex Discrimination, Womens Athletics
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities.
Identifiers: Congress 95th; Department of Education; Title IX Education Amendments 1972
Note: Serial No. 104-31.