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Title IX

The 1960s and 1970s were a tumultuous time in America's history. Many changes occurred within the population, the culture, and the politics of that time period. Women were demanding equal rights, and one of the primary areas in which they wanted this equality was education. In 1972, the educational amendments passed in the U.S. Congress including Title IX, which promised that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” This entry looks at the law and its impact.

What the Law Says

Although Title IX covers all programs that receive federal funds, the main focus has been on ...

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