October, 01 2013
The impact of Title IX
The first person to introduce Title IX in Congress was its author and chief Senate sponsor, Senator, Birch Bayh of Indiana. According to Birch Bayh “While the impact of this amendment would be far-reaching.” it is whoever, an important first step in the effort to provide for the woman of America. It’s that equal change to attend the schools of their choice, to develop the skills that they will have a fair chance to secure the jobs of their choice with equal pay for equal work. Males and female athletes should receive equivalent benefits and opportunities.
What is title IX? This act was passed in 1972. This act is to give women rights in education and athletics. In 1972, women earned just 7% of all law degrees and 9% of all medical degrees. By 2001, they received 47% of law degrees and 43% of medical degrees. Title IX created major changes in our education system such that women and girls found new opportunities both in classrooms and on athletic fields. No one in the United States would be excluded from participation or be denied for the benefits or discrimination under any education program or activity.
It’s hard to imagine that just forty years ago, young women were not admitted into many colleges and universities, athletic scholarships were rare, and math and science was a realm reserved for boys. Girls square danced instead of playing sports, studied home economics instead of training. The girls could become teachers and nurses, not doctors or principals. According to the National Federation of the state High School Associations, female students receive 1.3 million fewer opportunities to participate in high school athletics than their male peers in the 2006-2007 school years. The result of Title IX women have benefited from involvement in professional sports.
Some believe that the increase in athletic opportunity for girls in high school has come at the expense of boy’s