Pro's & Con's of Title IX
benefits and disadvantages of Title IX are felt by both men and women. In a discussion pertaining to Title IX occurred
online with Jane Meyer at http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/your_turn/news/2000/05/15/chatreel_meyer/ , the NCAA Director
of Education on May 15, 2000. In that discussion, the pros and cons of Title IX were outlined.
from an Iowa
student outlines a con to the Title IX law. "Why are we forcing schools to spend money on something that few people
want?" A benefit to Title IX is responded by the director. Statistics show that participation of high school girls
has increased over the years, and most of the time the opportunity needs to be available in order for these girls to participate.
A steady level of growth and participation has been seen in part to the number of opportunities that are present.
A disadvantage felt by many male athletes is the institutions they attend choose to drop the
athletic program altogether. Many male college wrestlers have been victims of the disappearing of wrestling programs
at their institutions. Although Meyer still supports the positive outcome of the overall opportunities have both
increased for men and women.
Some other positive effects of title IX is the rise of girl’s athletic
participation at the high school level, it rose from 7.5% in 1971
to 39% in 1996. Their has also been achievement in academics,
in 1994 women received 38% of medical degrees, compared to
9% in 1972. The majority of the strides occurred after Title IX