Posted on January 30, 2003 Issues: Athletics Education & Title IX

For immediate release:January 30, 2003

Contact:Camden Richards or Margot Friedman at 202-588-5180

NATIONAL WOMEN’S LAW CENTER EXPRESSES OUTRAGE OVER TITLE IX COMMISSION’S RECOMMENDATIONS

(Washington, D.C.) President Bush’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics recommended radical and sweeping changes to Title IX athletics policies that stand to reverse three decades of progress for women and girls in athletics. If accepted by the Bush Administration and Secretary of Education Roderick Paige, the proposals would allow women and girls to be treated as second-class citizens on college and high school playing fields across the nation and would drastically alter current law.

For more information, please see the briefing papers posted at www.ncwge.org or call 202-588-5180.

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