Girls represent only 15 percent of students enrolled nationwide in high school vocational courses that can lead to higher-paying jobs in areas such as carpentry, automotive repair, welding, and masonry, a disparity attributable partly to sex discrimination, a report says.
The report, released last week by the National Women’s Law Center, relies on data collected from high school career and technical education programs in 12 states.
The report concludes that despite the Title IX law barring sex discrimination in education programs receiving federal money, female participation in vocational fields dominated by men has remained virtually unchanged since the late 1970s.
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- Executive Director, Human Resource Services (Data Analysis and Strategic Alignment)
- Duval County Public Schools, Multiple Locations
- Claypit Hill Elementary School, Wayland, MA
- Superintendent, Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District
- Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District, Manlius, NY
- High School Director at KIPP Delta Public Schools
- On-Ramps, Blytheville, AR
- Program Officer, Teacher Development
- Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, Moorestown, NJ