Re: Opening Statement - Deborah Brake

H Furbrow (
Mon, 20 Apr 1998 13:12:49 PDT

>Title IX provides as follows:
>"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 education program or activity receiving
>Federal financial assistance."

How does this square with the fact that women now receive 55% to 60% of
all Bachellor and advanced college degrees?

How does this square with excluding boys from "Take Your Daughter to
Work Day"? This event is sponsored by schools and government
institutions nationwide.

How does this square with the Dept. of HHS "Bright Future for Girls"
campaign? There is NO corresponding program for boys, even though we
know that boys commit suicide at a rate six times higher than girls.

The fact is that girls now outperform boys in just about every academic
category, and boys are at a highr risk of academic and social failure
than girls in every age group.

How do we justify programs aimed at "educational equity" for girls and
women given the above facts?

H. Furbrow

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