Three years ago, 60 Oregon school districts and nearly 100 high schools were named in a complaint submitted to the U.S. Department of Education’s office for civil rights for allegedly providing more athletic opportunities to boys than girls, which would constitute a clear violation of Title IX.
OCR dismissed the complaint in October 2011, however. According to Jim Bradshaw of the Dept. of Ed.'s press office, it “did not provide facts in support of the allegations so as to raise a potential violation of the Title IX requirement to equally effectively accommodate the interests and abilities of both sexes.”
A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.