Posts Tagged ‘Title IX’

Friday Round Up: Women in Sports Gain Power and Prominence

Bernice Sandler

It’s not your mom’s Title IX any more.

Even I, who used every excuse to avoid the miserable girls’ gym classes in my pre-Title IX high school days, and rarely read the sports page now, couldn’t avoid noticing this past week how in the world of sports & gender equity, women athletes are visibly ramping up the action and reaping the results of almost four decades of access to competitive sports and many thanks go to crusader Bernice Sandler.

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How an Insult Led to Title IX Law Giving Girls Equal Education Access

I’m a day late recognizing the 38th anniversary of Title IX.

But it’s never too late to give a big shout out to Bernice Sandler, the woman responsible for initiating the law that for almost four decades now–long enough to see significant benefits to girls and the women they become–from removing barriers to access to equity in school sports and educational opportunities that used to be denied to females based solely on gender.

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