Oakland schools reconsider sports cuts after gender equality concerns

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Oakland schools reconsider sports cuts after gender equality concerns

Post by fuelinjected » 25 Aug 2018, 22:12

Oakland school officials said Saturday they were “re-examining” the decision to eliminate 10 sports at city high schools after it was determined that the cuts hit girls harder than boys and likely leave the district in violation of federal law.

The decision to cut the teams — coming two weeks into the school year — appears to violate Title IX, a civil rights statute requiring schools to provide boys and girls an equal opportunity to participate in athletics.

The official announcement Friday eliminated bowling, golf, tennis, wrestling, swimming, girls’ lacrosse, girls’ badminton and boys’ volleyball.

Of the estimated 530 students affected by the cuts, 347 are girls and 183 boys, according to a district analysis released late
source: https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/ ... 182728.php

What I have a hard time believing with this is that more boys play sports than girls, so you would think it would hit boys harder... Yet it somehow changes things more for girls and takes away from them more.

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Re: Oakland schools reconsider sports cuts after gender equality concerns

Post by erik » 27 Aug 2018, 14:26

Girls and women, in general, tend to not play in sports or take a lot of jobs men typically do like working on cars, video game development, etc. so when they get hit by something like this, the percentage will be higher. There are for more boys playing sports than girls.

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