ERIC Number: ED479906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Title IX Athletics Policies: Issues and Data for Education Decision Makers. Report.
National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education.
In 2002, the U.S. Department of Education established the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics to collect information, analyze issues, and obtain public input related to improving the application of current standards for measuring equal opportunity for boys and girls to participate in athletics under Title IX. The National Coalition of Woman and Girls in Education believes that: no changes to the Title IX standards are necessary; what is needed to ensure equal opportunity is vigorous federal enforcement of Title IX and its implementing policies; and a pull-back on the nation's commitment to civil rights should not be precipitated by institutional financial decisions to emphasize selected sports programs, reduce the size of men's sports programs, or otherwise determine appropriate athletic program size and expense. This report demonstrates that: female athletes are still not receiving equal treatment or opportunities to participate; Title IX has been wrongly blamed for cuts to some men's sports teams at some institutions; and women are just as interested in athletics as men. Eight responses to questions from the Commission are presented. The report examines: Title IX and its impact on athletic opportunities; trends of discontinuation of men's and women's teams, financial issues facing schools (and solutions), and other issues raised by the Commission. (Contains 27 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Females, Sex Discrimination, Womens Athletics
National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education, American Association of University Women, 1111 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-785-7777; Fax: 202-466-7618; Web site: http://www.ncwge.org. For full text: http://www.aahperd.org/nagws/pdf_files/TitleIXCoalitionReportFinal.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Higher Education Act Title IX; Title IX Education Amendments 1972