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Title IX has had a beneficial effect on high school and college athletics but should be scaled back.

Position:

Title IX has done great things for womenís athletics, but in my opinion maybe it has gone too far. There are many statistics showing that Title IX has increased the number of female athletes, but in my opinion I think Title IX is limiting menís athletics. Since 2000, 435 menís teams across America have been eliminated. Title IX states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation, or denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal assistance. Title IX doesnít say anything about discontinuing existing programs it just states that these programs shouldn't be bias. That is why I think Title IX shouldnít eliminate any programs it should only add be allowed to add more.

Even though fewer women partake in sports, femaleís athletes receive more athletic scholarships than men. How is that equal? I think that it is great that there is more opportunity for women but if it is limiting the opportunities for men then what is it really gaining. By limiting menís programs its accentually doing the same thing that the bill was created to prevent.

First Draft:

When you look at high school and college athletics you might wonder why they donít have a sports team for every sport. I asked that same question back in high school and all the coaches said because of Title IX. They said that the girls had to have the same number of athletics teams as the guys. When I read what it actually said I started the think that menís athletics is really getting the short end of the stick. Title IX states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation, or denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal assistance. Although Title IX is doing great things for womenís athletics it is accentually doing the opposite for menís athletics. To make the opportunities equal for women they had to cut menís programs such as volleyball. Since menís volleyball is no longer offered by the school Title IX is accentually denying those people the right to play because they are not female.

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