Obama Administration Rescinds 2005 Title IX Directive Set by Bush Administration
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…”
This is the statement declared in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (renamed in 2002 as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act).
A three prong test is used to determine compliance if girls are being provided equal opportunities to participate in sports activities.
In 2005, the Bush Administration allowed schools to use just a single survey to measure the interest of girls lumping together both unreturned responses and negative replies as a sign of lacking enthusiasm.
On April 20, 2010, the Obama Administration rescinded the 2005 directive calling for schools to show greater efforts in determining whether boys and girls are being given equal opportunities in sports.
“Making Title IX as strong as possible is a no- brainer,” said Vice President Joseph Biden. “What we’re doing here today will better ensure equal opportunity in athletics, and allowing women to realize their potential — so this nation can realize its potential.”