Title IX Issues In Education Essay

Introduction
As an educator, I walk through the halls of my school and am amazed at all the opportunities that are offered to the students to get involved in organizations. In the 1970s, the education system was under criticism for not providing the same opportunities to women as they did for men. Therefore the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights enforced the Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972 to protect all students from discrimination based off gender (Education). Over the forty years since this amendment was passed, the majority of issues that have involved education has been within the athletics department.
Review
The U.S. Department of Education issued Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to protect…

Straurowsky and Weight illustrated a quote from How it works (Bonnette 2004) that Title IX goes beyond the foundational aspects of Title IX compliance where it is separated into two parts; “first, equal access to athletic programs” and “receive treatment that is equitable to male athletes”. An example of these regulations is the U.S. women’s national soccer team filing a wage-discrimination action against the U.S. Soccer Federation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Fagan, 2016). Although equal access to the athletic program has been put in place, equal treatment has not been provided. The research has also shown the pattern of collegiate Title IX cases are directed towards sexual assault and harassment, due to the intimate nature of close living conditions at most colleges and universities. Although some high school cases are filed under these same circumstances most cases have involved discrimination due to unequal treatment of female…

The article “High School Compliance with Title IX” illustrates an issue where if coaches were more knowledgeable and complied with Title IX policies a court case could have been prevented. In this case, a group of female athletes at Castle Park High School in California filed a discrimination action toward the school. Cited from Ollier v. Sweetwater (2009, at1268; internal citations omitted): the female athletes alleged that “discrimination with respect to practice and competitive facilities; locker rooms; training facilities; equipment and supplies; travel and transportation; coaches and coaching facilities; scheduling of games and practice times; publicity; and funding” violated their rights under Title IX (Francisco & Schaefer,…