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I am trying to find information about the history of Title IX. Can you help me? It is for a research paper. Thanks!

Jennifer

   

Dear Jennifer,

I actually just read an article about Susie Chaffee, the Olympic skier, who was instrumental in lobbying to get Title IX passed. Like others, she realized that women's lack of participation at the competitive sports level had everything to do with women being shut out of sports or de-legitimized as athletes at an earlier age and so she fought to ensure that women and men had equal access to sports.

This is essentially what Title IX is supposed to do-- to ensure that a school that receives money from the government (this means that private schools are exempt) has to give equal funding and support to both boys and girls sports. You can learn more through the Women's Sports Foundation.

Good luck

- Amy


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