Oakland schools’ blunder shows larger issue: Girls’ sports stuck at 2nd

Nearly half a century after a federal law barred gender discrimination at schools and universities, blatant inequities remain, with girls and women routinely cheated out of academic and athletic opportunities, research shows. The inequities leave girls at a disadvantage on playing fields and in life. Oakland Unified School District recently offered an extreme example when it eliminated sports programs to save money, ignoring a disproportionate impact on girls, according to civil rights attorneys.

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