Monday, November 22, 2010

Columbus City Schools targeted by national group

A national group has filed a Complaint against the Columbus City Schools with the United States Department of Education, alleging violations of Title IX.

As can be read about here, the group is alleging that the Columbus City Schools discriminate against females in athletics.

Title IX, originally passed in 1972, provides that "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..."

Though the original statute has no mention of sports in it, it is best known for its impact on female athletics.

Columbus is one of 12 school districts targeted by the National Women's Law Center. Each of the districts that had complaints filed against them had at least double digit dispartities between the percentage of female students versus the number of female athletes.


  1. Want to learn more about Title IX and sports? Sign-up for a FREE webinar on December 1st with Title IX expert Neena Chaudhry from the National Women’s Law Center. She will teach the basics, such as how schools can comply with Title IX and tips for recognizing Title IX violations in sports programs. All parents, coaches, school officials, and students who want to level the playing field are welcome.

  2. This announcement is bad news for school districts and the country as a whole. We don't need gender quotas in American high schools.