TItle IX Essay

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Title IX Is a Success and Should Not Be Blamed for Hurting Men's Sports.
Because Title Ix has Increased Girls' Participation in School Sports
1. The growth in the number of female high school participants has occurred without interfering with the growth of male participants which, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations is higher than any time in the past 29 years (Acosta).

2. There more than three million high school female athletes, plus all the females who participate on club and community teams, constitutes a significant pool of female athletes with ability a nd interest which may serve as a feeder system for college athletics programs. (Acosta)

3. Data from the National Federation of State High School Associations show that female athletes are participating in higher numbers than ever before and in 2007 surpass 3 million participants (Acosta).

4. Its success is evidenced by women's and girls' increased participation in sports, the impressive achievements of the nation's female athletes, stunning advances in each summer and winter Olympic Games, and the creation of nationally televised professional women's basketball and soccer leagues over the last five years(Foundation).

5. Athletic programs with disproportionate participation numbers can still comply with Title IX as long as other measures of equity—progress and interest—are present (Switzer).

6. The National Cheerleading Association U.S. championships in Daytona Beach, Fla., where the Terps will face about 40 all-female Division I teams. (Siegel).

7. Only thirty years after Title IX began, five times more women participate in college sports than before, and some will become future coaches (Switzer).

8. The all-female competitive cheer team at Maryland is fully funded and will have 12 scholarships and a $357,000 budget (Siegel).

9. The number of schools offering women's athletics a program has also grown over the years (Acosta)

10. In 1970, prior to the 1972 enactment of Title IX [legislation that prohibits gender discrimination in public programs] there were only 2.5 women's teams per school. In 2008, there are 8.65(Acosta).

11. Under Title IX, a school has three options available with which to demonstrate compliance with the law's requirement for equal opportunity to participate. One of those options is to show a history of upgrading the program of the historically underrepresented sex (female). (Acosta).

Because it has Improved sports programs
1. Ever since 1972, when it became law for schools to give girls the same opportunities as boys to play sports (Title IX), more and more young women are thriving physically, emotionally, and mentally as a result (Claussen).

2. Each woman coach of a varsity sport on our campus succeeds in part because Title IX opened doors for her through her own college athletic participation (Switzer).

3. Title IX has likewise disrupted the gender norms of our day. Supporting the letter and spirit of Title IX has made life better at our institutions for both women and men (Switzer).

4. Title IX is synonymous with expanded opportunities in athletics (Foundation).

5. Athletic programs with disproportionate participation numbers can still comply with Title IX as long as other measures of equity—progress and interest—are present (Switzer).

6. From the professional paid athletes down to the first-graders in physical education class, women's sports offer a multitude of benefits that impact young girls throughout their entire life. Chances are you'll get a girl who exudes confidence, is physically healthy and is a success story waiting to happen. (Claussen).

7. Women’s sports are catching up. Turn on ESPN and you'll likely see [tennis player] Serena Williams ace a serve or grab your local newspaper to read highlights of a girls soccer game. Look even harder and you'll find stories on women's hockey teams in Boston or women's wrestling at the…