How Title IX Transformed Women’s Sport

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 outlawed sex discrimination in federally supported education.

 Its provisions would help girls and women get into admittance, academic majors, teaching jobs, vocational programs, and individual classes and assure equal treatment.  

 She says, “This was during a time where there were a lot of barriers for women to progress or succeed in society,  

 ,” says Karen Hartman, an Idaho State University assistant professor who has studied Title IX extensively The Educational,,,

 Amendments Act, notably Title IX, sought to right some of those wrongs and expand opportunities.  

 Despite its broad goals and applications, Title IX is best known for improving sports opportunities for women and girls.  

 Just over 300,000 US women and girls played college and high school sports in 1972.  

 Female athletes earned 2% of collegiate athletic budgets and practically no scholarships.  

 The number of girls playing high school sports had increased tenfold to over 3 million by 2012, Title IX's 40th anniversary.  

 Over 190,000 women played intercollegiate sports—six times more than in 1972.  

 One in five US girls played sports in 2016, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. Before Title IX, it was 1 in 27.  

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