Role Of Gender Discrimination On The Nation 's Educational System

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Introduction: On June 23rd, 1972 IX was created to prohibit gender discrimination in the nation’s educational system. In athletics Title XI governs the overall equality of treatment and opportunity while giving schools the flexibility to choose sports based on student body interest, geographic influence, budget restraints, and gender ratio (bailiwick). In other, words the focus is on the women to have equal opportunities as men do. To determine if an institution is in compliance with Title IX they would have to pass a three-prong test. The three-prongs to this test are, 1) Participation opportunities for male and female student are provided in numbers substantially proportionate to their respective enrollments 2) The institution can show a history and continuing practice of program expansion demonstrably responsive to the developing interest and abilities of the members of the underrepresented sex. 3) The institution can show that it is fully and effectively meeting the interests and abilities of the underrepresented sex (Cotton, Wolohan, 2013). The University I choose to examine was Rutgers University and I will discuss how their statistical data relates to their athletic participation and to Title IX. Rutgers – New Brunswick is one of five campuses, with New Brunswick being the main campus with 38,912 students, facility and staff. In the chart below it shows how many full and part time students there are and who of them are women and men. Now, according to
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