One way to shine a spotlight on the problems that women and girls still face in athletics is to require schools to publicly disclose gender equity information about their athletics programs. A federal law requires colleges to make such information publicly available each year, but high schools are not required to disclose these data, making it difficult to ensure fairness in high school athletics programs.
On Feb. 25, 2009, U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine and Senator Patty Murray of Washington introduced the High School Sports Information Collection Act, a bill intended to strengthen Title IX. This critical bill would require high schools to release data regarding their male and female athletic programs, including athletic participation rates, expenditures on teams, and practice and game schedules, in order to more effectively ensure Title IX compliance.Please voice your support for equal treatment in athletics by completing the form below:
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