Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Team USA On The Right Track

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. The Title IX regulation describes the conduct that violates Title IX. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy. To enforce Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with headquarters in Washington, DC and 12 offices across the United States. 
Without Title IX how many women would be competing in the 2012 Olympics?  40 years ago, in the 1972 Olympic Summer Games only 21% of the competitors were female.  This year, 51% of Team USA are female.  Your government at work providing tangible benefits for all its citizens.
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