Make sure the playing field is even

If you’ve heard of Title IX at all, you may think it relates only to sports. In fact, athletics are only one of 10 key areas addressed by the law, which was passed in 1972 and mandates gender equity in every educational program that receives federal funding. Find out who the Title IX coordinator for your school is—every school is required to have one—and check in to see what the coordinator and your school are doing to comply with Title IX. Then do one better: write a review for the school or community newspaper, so you can let everyone else know the score for gender equity at your school.

RESOURCES

TitleIX.info

National Women’s Law Center Title IX Protections

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