Title IX’s faults

Alison Kasic (a chica, not a chico) writes at the CS Monitor regarding the aftereffects of Title IX.

When Title IX was being debated in Congress at its inception, several sponsors assured their fellow members that the bill would not be used to promote gender quotas. Sen. Birch Bayh said that such quotas were “exactly what this amendment intends to prohibit.” Quotas might not have been intended for the original law, but, in effect, were later added by government bureaucrats.

The original law simply states: “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.”

That’s where it started. And in a perfect storm of red tape, the Education Department has implemented regulations that enforce strict gender quotas in athletics and is threatening math and science programs in which males outperform females.

Read it all.


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