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Help Me Understand This One

By Richard Whitmire — August 17, 2010 1 min read

The DOE’s Office for Civil Rights surveyed the landscape looking for gender inequities to investigate and passed on the need to examine why four-year colleges are moving toward 60/40 (female-male) gender imbalances in graduation rates. Instead, these crack investigators settled on this, far more pressing issue: why, in basketball double headers, do the women always play the first game?

Wait, I think I know the answer. If you’re a federal bureaucrat, which investigative field trip would you choose: second grade classrooms to examine literacy instruction or the nearest college field house for a rocking good time on Friday night?

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