May 16th, 2012
Girls soccer has exploded over the last four decades.
(Michael DeMocker / The Times-Picayune)
Title IX, the federal civil rights law that provides for gender equality in educational programs (including activities like sports) will celebrate its 40th anniversary in a month, on June 23.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has posted two articles in anticipation of the milestone, the first a classic defense of the law citing the positive effect it has had on the education of women in this country.
The second talks more about the history leading up to its passage in 1972, including the perspective on women in sports and how that has changed over the years.
Both are excellent reads for anyone curious about the law and the place of women in sports and education.
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