Editorial: True Grit and Title IX – Thanks to Title IX, if budget cuts must be made in sports departments at schools, equality doesn’t go first – February 17, 2011 – The New York Times

Opinion: True Grit and Title IX – Thanks to Title IX, if budget cuts must be made in sports departments at schools, equality doesn’t go first.

Last week, the University of California at Berkeley announced that it will restore three varsity teams it eliminated last fall: women’s gymnastics and lacrosse and men’s rugby. It will not, however, restore men’s baseball and gymnastics. This Solomonic solution would very likely have been worse without Title IX, the federal law that bans gender discrimination in education…

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