Wednesday, January 29, 2003
The Barefoot and Pregnant Act of 2003
Now the Bush administration's interest in Title IX makes sense:
A federal commission considering changes to Title IX is focusing on sports, but that's just one part of the sweeping changes the 1972 law brought to education.
Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in public and private schools that receive federal funding, which almost all do - through student loans, for example. It's enforced by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Title IX is credited with creating a boom in women's sports and also increasing the number of women graduating from college, earning graduate degrees, becoming doctors and lawyers, and entering other fields traditionally reserved for men.
Know what you call a college that doesn't encourage women to get degrees, but to instead find a husband?