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FC: title nine women in sports controversy | Katie creswell

1: Equal opportunity in sports? Title nine can guarantee that.

2: "Title nine has probably had more impact on the American education system than any piece of federal legislation." Shocking! Who knew sports would help academics. Title nine is a law that was passes in order to ensure equal opportunity for girls and women in high school and college sports. It receives federal funds from organizations discriminating on a gender basis. | Title nine is a great piece of legislation because it gives women the right to equal opportunity in sports and participation levels have increased greatly in not only sports but academics as well.

3: How many more females would strive to do better in school knowing that they have a chance to go somewhere with their future? Giving women the opportunity to participate in sports opens scholarships for many women to attend college. In order to play and maintain a scholarship good grades are essential. Statistics show that more females are passing high school and college with higher GPA'S since this law was passed.

4: "More than 3 million girls now play on high school teams and 9,100 womens college teams compete at the varsity level." | Title nine has given so many women new opportunities to participate in what they simply enjoy doing. | In the last Olympics women set a record of 4,400 total competing athletes.

5: Some believe it is taking away from male athletes. | DISAGREE? | Even after the many great things that title IX has done there are still many questions of whether or not it is even necessary. | Is it just a waste of the governments time? female sports are growing so vast the government doesn't need to worry about it any longer. | Taking away female coaches. | Women are prospering at the expense of funding for men. | Male opportunities are being reduced.

6: While not everyone may agree with title nine i feel the purpose it serves is greatly needed. I know I myself would have missed out on so many great experiences and would not have a clue of what the future holds for me without athletics. I, am pro title nine. Without it i can honestly say i do not believe i would be the person i am today. The friendships, memories, practices, glory and even the pain. Sports have shaped the person i am. I am an athlete. Athletics can teach so many important life lessons such as time management, discipline, self motivation, determination, the power to set and exceed beyond goals, and so much more.

7: WORKS CITED | Kassic, Allison. Title IX and single-sex education." independent women's forum. October 2008: page 2. 21st may 2011 Tanner, Jane. "women in sports." CQ researcher 11 may 2001:404-24 web.19 may 2011 Tiggy, Chanan. "women and sports." CQ Researcher. 25 march. 2011:265-88 web. 19 may 2011

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