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Resource ID: #18729
Subject: Education
Source: Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh, PA)
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Date: May 20 - 24

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Carl Prine, in a four-part series, details the gender inequalities in athletics at 129 high schools in southwestern Pennsylvania see how well the 1972 Title IX of the Educational Amendments is being enacted in schools. "At each school, the Trib examined the athletic program's participation rates; money spent on equipment, training, travel, uniforms and officials; and coaching salaries for the 1999-2000 school year." While the number of girls interested and playing sports is increasing, Prine investigates why the majority of high school athletic resources go to boys. The Tribune-Review found out that policy in some schools makes sure that two out of every three athletes are boys, for every tax dollar spent on sports, 69 cents goes to boys athletics, school booster clubs poured dollars - sometimes illegally - into boys while neglecting girls, some schools rarely hire female coaches or athletic directors, and few schools and districts hire people to oversee the enforcement of Title IX violations.

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