Minden Press-Herald

Sep 16th

Public schools and Title IX

Part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was revised under the Education Amendments of 1972, guaranteeing 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."

Although most people will recognize this as Title IX—the law that provided equal opportunities for women in collegiate athletics—it applies to nine other key areas in federally-supported education as well. And while most will associate Title IX with collegiate athletics, the legislation has had a titanic and pervasive impact on high school athletics as well.

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