Equal Opportunity, Unequal Interest?

“Regardless, the way Title IX is applied shouldn’t be at issue based on these data, said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a law professor at Florida Coastal School of Law and senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation. That is because the three-prong test under which colleges can prove they are in compliance with Title IX takes into account student interest. If a college does not provide opportunities for males and females that are proportional to enrollments, and does not have a history of program expansion responsive to developing interests and abilities of the underrepresented sex, it can still adhere to the law by demonstrating that the interests and abilities have been fully accommodated by the present program and there is no unmet demand (via student surveys and such).”

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/15/lower-female-interest-sports-calls-title-ix-application-question-study-says#ixzz2CItf2A2s
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