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Title IX Still Applies: Gender Equity in Athletics During Difficult Economic Times

In difficult economic times, educational institutions at all levels face tight budgets. When making hard choices, it is important for schools to remember that if they cut any athletic opportunities or benefits, they must do so in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of sex in violation of Title IX. Recent media reports suggest that some educational institutions may not understand their obligations under Title IX and are imposing a greater burden on girls when cutting athletic opportunities or benefits.