Title IX

Definition - What does Title IX mean?

Title IX is a law that was passed in 1972, which prohibits any sort of discrimination based on gender when it comes to education-related activities. This act applies to things like sports or other school-related activities and programs. It is designed to create equality for all education-related activities that use federal funding.

Justipedia explains Title IX

Title IX forbids certain acts from happening, such as the prevention of girls at a high school or college from having a baseball team simply because they are girls.

Title IX was passed as a clause in the Education Amendments of 1972. Before this act was passed, women could be discriminated against—in terms of activities or programs related to education—simply because they were women. However, this act leveled the playing field. Now equality is the law of the land for gender and education activities and programs.

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