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Posts Categorized: Title IX/Education
The number of women with high amounts of student loan debt has increased — from 38 to 53 percent from 2001 to 2009.
A new school year is fast approaching, and it’s time to get back into that school mindset. Among the many things kids will need to relearn, they should certainly review how to be a feminist at school. Here are some important issues to keep in mind as you, your daughter, or another girl in your life gets ready to go to back to the classroom.
I want to write an uplifting piece about loving one’s self. Disclaimer: This is not that piece. Like any other twenty-something, I am easily distracted when on the Internet, and I stumble upon a whole different issue.
In honor of the 25th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 2, the NOW interns decided to take a personal look at the law that has benefited so many women. Signed into law in 1972, Title IX created major changes in our education system.
On July 21, the American Association of University Women cheered a court decision announcing that cheerleading is not a sport.
Women can perform just as well in math and science as men. However, we often hear the opposite sentiment . . . so I warmly welcomed the recent news of Elizabeth H. Blackburn and Carol W. Greider wining the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine.
Young tennis player Melanie Oudin’s victories at the U.S. Open are a positive example for young girls and boys.
Today’s Supreme Court ruling in Ricci v. DeStefano was disappointing, but it’s what we have come to expect from the conservative majority on the Roberts Court. Had retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor still been on the court, instead of her successor Justice Samuel Alito, this 5-4 decision might well have gone the other way.
Since its passage on June 23, 1972, there have been repeated attacks on Title IX, the civil rights law that guarantees equal educational opportunities to women and girls. After eight years of Bush administration regulations limiting the impact and effectiveness of Title IX, there is now an opportunity to reinvigorate the law and once again prohibit sex discrimination in educational programs receiving federal funds.