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File #: 200150    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 2/13/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/13/2020
Title: Recognizing the 48th Anniversary of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and its impact on the growth of women who participated in college sports from 29,972 in 1972 to over 221,000 in 2019.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Indexes: EDUCATION
Attachments: 1. Signature20015000
Title
Recognizing the 48th Anniversary of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and its impact on the growth of women who participated in college sports from 29,972 in 1972 to over 221,000 in 2019.
Body
WHEREAS, The year 2020 marks the 48th Anniversary of the enactment of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and
WHEREAS, Title IX was proposed in response to an industry-wide pattern of sex-based discrimination in higher education. The title states in part, "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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance"; and
WHEREAS, Since the enactment of Title IX, the total number of female collegiate athletes increased by 737% from 29,972 in 1972 to over 221,000 in 2019. The number of female athletes provided scholarships increased from 4,776 in 1982 to 10,783 in 2019; and
WHEREAS, Participation in school sports helps students build confidence, discipline, and ability to manage stress in the face of adversity. This kind of development prepares the next generation of community leaders; and
WHEREAS, School-associated athletics programs are just one part of the important impact that Title IX has had on young women. In the 48 years since the enactment of Title IX, women have begun to complete college at higher rates than men and have begun earning post-graduate degrees in record numbers; and
WHEREAS, The City of Philadelphia recognizes the integral role of sports in molding the futures of young women and that providing them opportunities to engage in traditional and non-traditional athletics is an ongoing responsibility; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That it hereby recognizes the 48th anniversary of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and reflects on the ongoing responsibility of the city to ensure children have eq...

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