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June 30 2009

Celebrating Title IX's Birthday

Allison Kasic

Last Tuesday marked Title IX's 37th birthday.  President Obama celebrated the anniversary by hosting a roundtable about the law featuring prominent female athletes and scientists who are Title IX advocates.  See their press conference here.
A few things to note:
1) Title IX affects all students, not just girls.  So it would seem prudent, from my perspective, to include some male athletes and scientists in the discussion.
2) A group of Title IX advocates?  Consider me skeptical that there was any real disagreement in the room.  With so many unintended consequences stemming from Title IX, why not include some people in the Title IX reform crowd to get a more complete picture of the Title IX debate?

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